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1301 North Stafford Street 

Arlington, VA 22201 


Population: 1640 


Welcome to the Cheers to our first year beginning in 

the new school building designed especially for us. 
Washington-Lee High School first began in 1924 here 
underneath our new school's floors. Between its opening 
and 1952, the school went through several additions. In 
1954 we added a new building, once home to all 
sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We have come a long way 
since then. After more than five additions and many 
renovations, we now have a new building, of which we are 
only just starting to experience the benefits. Our four-story 
paradise includes new wide-screen plasma televisions, a 
cyber cafe, SMARTBoards, and a spacious courtyard. With 
yesterday's introduction, now today a whole new journey 
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i Freshmen Noah Pilchen, Khongorzul 
Baasansukh, and Lauren Hummell 

"Although things can get hectic inside of 

school, it's nice to escape to a sporting 

event pep rally, or band concert." 

Emma Thorp, Junior 



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Student Life 

The local band Related rocks out for the crowd. The 
band is made up of three brothers who play together 
during their free time for their own enjoyment. "My 
one brother picked up guitar, then Jeremy picked up 
drums, so I picked up bass guitar." said sophomore 
Christopher Seipp. "We put together a band called 
Related because we're related." 

Seniors Ariel Hamilton. 
Suzanne Matyas. Khalia Home. 
and Ghizlaine Mallek hang 
around the Hot 99.5 booth. 
They listened to music and got 
pumped before the Jonas 
Brothers concert. 

What to Wear? 

Tips on your concert wardrobe 

"I would wear a hoodie for an outside concert, so 
you can put it on or take it off depending on the 
weather and if it gets cold." 

DiAnthony Talmadge, Sophomore 

"I would wear my spike belt and nice jeans that I 
wouldn't mind getting dirty because of the mosh 

Vanessa Clayberg, Sophomore 

"I saw this one girl wearing zebra print spandex 
and someone wearing just leggings and a sports 
bra. Definitely don't do that." 

Madeline Hay, Freshman 

"For the Jonas Brothers concert I bought the 
tickets the day before, so I didn't have time to 
prepare. I just wore a nice top and shorts." 

Kelsie Vick, Junior 

Senior Gavin Treweek surfs the energetic crowd ai Nissan Pavilion 
during the Kanye West concert. Many students from the district 
united together on the lawn to listen to their favorite hip-hop artist. 

"Crowd surfing was such a great experience." said Treweek. "It was 
definitel) a highlight for me, and I would surely do it again." 

Summer Concerts 



1. Jonas Brothers 

2. Kanye West 

3. Warped Tour 

4. Maroon 5 

5. Rascal Flatts 

6. Backstreet Boys 

7. Linkin Park 

8. Dave Matthews Band 

9. WMZQFest 

10. Journev 

Sophomores Kristi Kern and Sandra 
McCartin attend the Kanye West 
concert. The two felt lucky to meet 
guest singer Matthew Santos. "We 
saw him and ran after him." said 
McCartin. "We finally took our 
picture with him after fighting with 
the security guard for 10 minutes." 

Juniors Kathryn Rabatsky. Emily 
Nolan, and Mary Heather Cromartie 
have a "meet and greet" with the 
Jonas Brothers. "When we were 
waiting in line people were crying for 
them, and I thought that was lame, 
but when we all got closer we started 
to freak out." said Nolan. "I could 
barely speak when I met Nick Jonas." 

Sarah Bareillies performs at Nissan 
Pavilion. Senior Sarah DiNardo's 
favorite part of attending the Maroon 
5 concert was seeing Bareillies as the 
opening act. "Her voice is amazing 
and has beautiful range," said 


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Summer was a time for students and staff to see their favorite 
performers live in concert 

Listening to music is a big part of 
many students' lives, but not 
everyone has the opportunity to get 
out and experience the real thing. 
especially during the busy school 
year. The summer was the perfect 
chance for students to go out and 
feel the essence of their favorite 
music firsthand. 

For many teenage girls, the 
highlight of their summer was seeing 
the Jonas Brothers perform live 
within 100 yards of their own eyes. 
"It was exciting being there in 
person, even though it was crowded 
with many screaming little girls," 
said junior Shikea Ricks. The Jonas 
Brothers had an overwhelming fan 
turnout from the student body. 

The cheering can be very intense 
when the crowd is riled up in the 
moment. Crowd surfers, moshing. 

and the flinging of miscellaneous 
items on stage can really make for a 
memorable show. "The kid in front 
of me got elbowed in the back of the 
head when everyone was cheering, 
and it ended up starting a big fight." 
said junior William Horsley of what 
happened at a DJ Krush concert. 

Students were not the only ones 
to experience a live concert. 
Teachers have a life outside of 
school as well, whether students 
believe it or not. "It was such a treat 
to see Jason Mraz with my best 
friend for the first time," said Kyla 
Lupo, photography teacher. "It 
almost didn't matter that we were in 
Sweden because we were together." 

For those who were not able to 
see their favorite bands perform live 
over the summer, many had hopes of 
seeing them in the future. Living 

near our nation's capital, bands often 
make a stop in the area. 

"I would love to see Marvin 
Sapp." said library staff member 
Donte Jackson. "Sapp's music is 
very inspirational and Christian 
based. It's influential and helps lift 
my spirits in a time of trouble." 

Even though the summer came to 
an end, the music scene continues to 
thrive. A love of music is something 
many have in common, and concerts 
bring that mutual interest alive. 

-Jessica Li, '10 

Jacqueline Garcia. '09 

Brigitte Jahncke. '1 1 

Student Life 

Sophomores Isha Srivastava and Parita 

Shah embrace after a long summer apart. 
Students used the first day of school as a 
time to reunite with old friends. "It felt 
nice meeting people who welcomed me 
to this great school," said Shah. 


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Junior Elana Crivella enjoys painting a 
self-portrait in her art class. Students 
spent the year learning the 
fundamentals of drawing and painting. 
I looked forward to painting self- 
portraits in Art I this year." said 

Back to School 

Freshmen girls spend time eating lunch on 
the steps of their new school, which looks 
out over the field. Many students took 
advantage of the nice weather and view by 
eating lunch and studying notes outside. "I 
love this school because of the great 
scenery," said freshman Erin Fox. 

In photography class, junior Matthew 
Allen works with Photoshop. 
Photography students enjoyed having 
the entire year in the new photography 
classroom and utilizing the equipment 
and technology that came along with 
the new school. 

Students and staff faced the back-to-school experience 

Chatter swarmed the hallways as students and staff 
caught up with each other on the first day of school after 
a long summer apart. 

As the countdown to the first day of school came to a 
close, some students were frightened, while others were 
eager for the school year to start. "Freshman year I was 
really scared because it was my first year of high school, 
but now it's not that big of a deal," said sophomore Clare 

Although each class initially struggled to adjust to 
their new roles in high school, the days progressed and 
everyone settled in nicely. The first day of school 
marked the beginning of a year full of new opportunities 
and fresh starts for many students. "I really like high 
school," said freshman Kirby Clark. "It is so much 
bigger than middle school, and I am meeting so many 
new people." 

Going back to school strengthened friendships 
between classmates and created new bonds between 

teachers as well as students. "Meeting new students and 
getting to know the different personalities is always 
fun," said math teacher Warren Gillus. "I like to plan my 
lessons around the different types of personalities 
students have in my class." 

While freshmen began a new experience as high- 
schoolers, seniors started a new journey at the top of the 
ladder. Even though the seniors were excited for the 
future, they would always remember the sense of 
anticipation they felt on the first day of school. "The first 
day of school this year was especially exciting because I 
know it's my last year, and I can't wait for college," said 
senior Fenimore Love. 

Students adjusted to their new grades and classes, 
while sharing a common excitement about the first 
September in the new, cutting-edge building. 

-Sharifa Ahmed. '09 

Anne Murray, '10 

Moraan Livezey. '12 

Freshmen Alexander Kopenhaver and 
Joseph Crandall hold Elmo the lizard in 
Margo Pierce's biology class. Pierce 
introduced the scaly friend to her new 
students, so they felt comfortable in the 
unfamiliar environment. 

FIRST DAY style 

• "My first day style is classy but colorful. I 
enjoy matching bright colors together." 

Gail Williams, Freshman 

• "I love shopping at Urban Outfitters to 
impress everyone for the first day of school." 

Kiera Allen, Junior 

"For the first day of school, I don't really plan 
what I'm going to wear, I just go with the flow. 
I don't really have time to plan out any special 

Jared Churbuck, Freshman 

• "I like to wear Ralph Lauren. Clothes that I 
buy usually stand out." 

Jabari Daniel Nedd, Junior 

Student Life 


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New students were welcomed into the community 
to experience the good life 

Along with a new school came new students. 
Many fresh faces walked down the halls this 
year, including new students who came from 
many different places. Some places people 
moved from were even outside of the United 
States, which created a more diverse 

As hard as it may seem to adapt to a 
different school, new students found ways to 
adjust. They joined clubs and sports teams, or 
attended out-of-school events to meet new 
people and familiarize themselves with their 
new environment. 

Making new friends was not the only 
challenge the new students had to face; finding 
their way to classes was also a challenge. "I got 
lost a couple of times," said freshman Jordan 
Hinkson. "The teachers were really helpful; 
they gave me directions." 

Besides the large size of the school, many of 
the new kids were fascinated by the new 
technology the school provides. "My old school 
didn't invest money into technology; we didn't 
have SMARTboards," said sophomore Sonya 
Dagata. "I think SMARTboards are really cool, 
helpful, and practical." 

LIVING it up 

• "This school is a big upgrade from my old one. 
My old school couldn't afford textbooks, and 
the people here are friendly." 

Anthony Mcleod, Sophomore 

"The teachers are great! The students and staff 
are friendly and help me with my homework. 
The block schedule really helps me understand 
my classes better." 

Picavia Branko, Freshmi 

» "This school is different from middle school; 
there are a lot of different people to meet. 
Some people think I am a junior, so when I 
correct them it starts conversation." 

Katie Velis, Freshman 

I "I made new friends when I came. There are 
also more clubs to join here." 

Jessica Coreas, Freshman 

It is no surprise that being a new student can 
be quite challenging at times. However, with 
the help of peers and staff, the apprehension and 
anxiety that comes from being out of your 
comfort zone can be greatly decreased, 
according to new students. "[This school] has 
great programs run by helpful staff members," 
said freshman Matthew Duboski. "The students 
are also very welcoming." Staff members not 
only directed students who needed help looking 
for a class, but they also sponsored clubs and 
coached sports that helped new students join the 

Once the students settled down and adjusted 
to the school, most of them seemed pleased 
with the change. "It was scary going to a 
different school at first, but it isn't that bad," 
said freshman Laura Yauger. "I'm very happy 

Whether it was the new technology or 
variety of extracurricular activities offered, 
most of the newcomers said they were glad for 
having made the transition. 

- Chelsea Felix, '10 
Tamara Amer, '09 
Raquel Sands, '10 

New Students 

Senior Sean Tichenor looks at the school 
map in order to help him find his classes. 
This year, the school posted maps that 
helped students navigate to their new 
classes. "My old school had multiple 
buildings, so it's different being in a school 
that is only one building." said Tichenor. 

Keriann Craig, Senior 

Senior Keriann Craig chats 
with new friends in the 
hallway. She moved here 
from Herndon. "Joining the 
marching band really helped 
me make friends." said Craig. 

Ann Plotkin, Sophomore 

Sophomore Ann Plotkin reads 
in health class. She 
transferred from a small, 
private school. "I was nervous 
at first," said Plotkin, "but 
everyone was very welcoming 
and nice." 


"New students should look 

over the school map and eat 

lunch with different people 

every day because it 

broadens your circle of 


Megan Buche, 

"The one thing you're going 

to need to get through high 

school is friends. You need 

to tear walls down. You 

can't always be in your 

comfort zone." 

Alexander Torres, 

"Join a club or sport because 

it gives you a chance to 

meet people with similar 

interests as you." 

Michelle Smyth, 

"You shouldn't be shy. 

Instead, get involved in 

sports or clubs. Friends are 

really important, especially 

older friends. They can help 

you out." 

Sally Salazar, 

Sophomore Alexis Dahl chats with fellow 
sophomore Richard Lewis. "This school is 
very different from my old one," said Dahl. "I 
love that this school is large and diverse. My 
old school had only one floor, and no more 
than 800 students." 

Student Life 


Students gather around a cafeteria table 
to socialize and finish homework before 
the start of the school day. "I spend time 
with my friends in the morning." said 
freshman Alexander Beranek. "It makes 
my day a lot easier." 

Senior Orlando Hernandez- 
Betancourt and junior Brenda 
Mackey -Kramer wait for the first bell 
to ring outside the cafeteria. They 
enjoyed eating breakfast together 
before school started. 






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Fruit 10% 

50 students surveyed 

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Freshmen Macon Mann, Frances 
Canavan, and Matthew Gomez 
wail foi the bus on a Monday 
morning. They were three of the 
many students who depended on 
the bus to get to school. 


Morning Routines 

"My mom screams at me in 
the mornings because most 
alarm clocks don't wake me 
up, so I'm usually late to 
school. " 

Mariah Hancock, 


"In the mornings I eat 
oatmeal with peanut butter 
toast, and I like smacking 
the snooze button. " 

Jennifer Dean, 
Social Studies Teacher 

Senior Andrew McGarity arrives 
early at school to get a parking spot 
in the senior parking lot. "The 
parking lot is like the cafeteria for 
seniors." said McGarity. "Its where 
I see all my friends and catch up 
before classes begin." 

Sophomore Javkhlantuya 
Vaanjilnorov finishes her math 
homework at Panera Bread while 
drinking hot chocolate before 
school. "Hot chocolate always gets 
me relaxed and helps me study," 
said Vaanjilnorov. 

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Students and faculty discussed how a morning routine can 
set the tone for the day ahead 

Many of us know the drill all 
too well. Waking up in the 
morning, taking a shower, 
getting dressed, and rushing to 
school is a typical morning 
routine for the average student 
and teacher. 

After a relaxing summer, 
getting back on track was a 
struggle for many students. 
"Now I have to get all my 
things ready the night before 
because in the morning I'm 
always in a rush," said junior 
Theressa Weller. 

However, many students 
and faculty members started 
their mornings off right. "In the 
mornings I wake up pretty 
happy." said freshman Francois 

Jaffres. "I go out for a jog, and 
then I eat Cheerios." 

Although many had their 
morning routines set, there was 
still the problem of getting to 
school on time. While some 
students drove, and some 
walked, others had no option 
but to ride the crowded 
buses. "The bus was not as 
crowded last year," said junior 
Gregory Hogan. "This year, 
there are many new students 
riding the buses." 

Stressful mornings were a 
part of the school year, but 
many learned to settle into their 
hectic morning routines. 
Campus safety assistant Scott 
Forbes was one of these 

individuals. Forbes learned to 
manage time well and stay 
consistent with his schedule. "I 
get up at 5:30 and wake my 
daughters up," said Forbes. "I 
make lunch for everyone, drop 
them off at school, and I'm here 
by 7:30." 

Eventually, throughout the 
course of the year, chaotic 
mornings developed into well 
organized habits that produced 
constructive work during the 

-Amanda Maggio. '10 

Lorrane Freitas. '09 

Mary Sanchez. '1 1 

Student Life 






Freshmen Ariana Mazzucchelli. 
Emily Harrison, 
and Casey Moran 

Sophomore Victoria 

Seniors Stephanie Dinan and Rachel Heend 

Sophomore Kaitlyn 

Sophomore Synthia Boudreau 

Before seniors drive off campus for 
lunch, they gather together for a 
group picture to remember Blast trom 
the Past Da\ . It has been a tradition 
through the years for the seniors to 
wear togas during spirit week. 

Juniors Eduardo Crosa. Caroline 
Benitah. Joshua Braden. Hannah 
Dannenfelser. and Ali Kansiz stop for a 
picture during lunch. Hats, body paint, 
and class shirts were worn by the 
majority of the junior class. 

Biology teacher Jason Brodowski 
goes .ill "Hi oil class color day. "I 
like to suppon the freshman 

because thi-y are the underdoes ol 
the school, said Brodowski. 

lunioi Dylan Woodj made his own 
hero, Duck Dude, for Superhero 
Day. "It Started OUl as a duck 

pendant from l fltrazone," said 
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Spirit Week 



Junior Nathaniel Root 

Freshman Joanna De La Via 

Freshmen Kirby Clark, 

Robin Gordon, and 

Emily Gursky 

Sophomores Stephen 

Laredo. Peter Janetos, and 

Aaron Michalak 

Juniors Stephanie Smith 
and Elizabeth Delery 

Seniors Sabrina Love. Elise 

Littler, Thomas Peters, and 

Michael McKenzie 


Students and faculty used their imaginations to create 
out-of-the-ordinary outfits and costumes for spirit week 

Sophomore Faris Sanjakdar plays his role in 
the hallway decorations for the sophomore 
theme of Clue. "When the judges came around, 
each person, previously still, went into motion 
with their own interpretation of their 
character." said Sanjakdar. 

Spirit week was full of excitement and 
enthusiasm, bringing both students and 
faculty together to show their pride. Each 
day encouraged people to use their 
imagination in order to come up with 
distinct outfits expressing their 
personality and showing their spirit. 

The week started off with Blast from 
the Past Day. Seniors carried out the 
tradition of wearing togas, while 
underclassmen found creative ways to 
express their spirit and capture the past 
through their clothing. "It was amusing 
seeing people dressed up in clothes their 
parents could have worn," said 
sophomore Bryan Chase. 

Kindergarten Day followed on Tuesday 
and reminded us that we are all still 
young at heart. "I carried my toy monster 

truck to all my classes," said senior 
Murilo Bizon. "It was what I used to 
do when I was in kindergarten." 

Wednesday was Superhero Day 
and there were many who participated. 
"I enjoyed dressing up like my 
favorite superhero," said junior Molly 
Wolford. "It was fun to see what other 
people wore, too." 

Superhero Day flew by making 
way for Generals' Pride Day on 
Thursday. Sweatshirts and jerseys 
showing Generals' pride covered the 
hallways. "Everybody wore blue and 
gray to show their pride for the 
school," said senior Melissa Argueta. 
"It was really cool because we don't 
get to see that very often." 

Friday, being Class Color Day, 
received the most participation. Body 
paint, colored faces, crazy wigs, and 
class T-shirts created a clash of colors 
throughout the halls. "Seeing the 
enthusiasm in the students pumped me 
up." said senior Kaycee Smith. "It 
made me want to dress up and 
participate, too." 

All five days of spirit week made 
both students and faculty excited for 
the pep rally. "I liked spirit week 
because there was something new 
everyday," said sophomore 

Bilguunzaya Tumurbaatar. "You 
could be creative and have fun with 
how you were dressing up." 

- Lorrane Freitas, '09 
Whitney Hurdle, '09 
Brigitte Jahncke. '1 1 

Sharain Barnhart. 

"I thought 
Kindergarten Day 
was different," said 
Barnhart. "I enjoyed 
dressing up as a 
little kid." 

Kenuel Suarez, 

"We all worked 
together and divided 
the sections of 
Monopoly to work 
on the senior float," 
said Suarez. "We 
used a lot of 
cardboard and a lot 
of paint." 

Student Life 


Excitement erupted from every class 
during the much-anticipated pep rally 

A long week full of spirit had come to an end. 
There was only one thing on everyone's mind: the 
pep rally was finally here. 

This long expected event has been a tradition 
for decades, and everyone prepared to display their 
pride. Students expressed their pride by wearing 
their class color, painting their faces, and wearing 
class shirts. "Seeing everyone in their class colors 
was my favorite," said junior Tiphaine Monroe. 
"It's one thing almost everyone does." 

Every glance down the hall was filled with a 
splash of blue. red. white, or green. "I really liked 
the spirit of the pep rally," said freshman Jordan 
Kruger. "Since it was my first one, I really enjoyed 
dressing up and cheering." 

Along with the color that classified each 
student, pride and student rivalry became a 
competition among the different grades. The 
seniors plotted retaliation against the junior class 
after they had parked on the senior parking deck 
during the first weeks of school. 

On the morning of the pep rally, the seniors 
arrived early to school and parked on the junior 
parking deck, forcing the juniors to find 
somewhere else to park in order to avoid a parking 
ticket. "I thought the [joke] was a blast," said 
senior Sara Kayes. "I was unsure before how many 
people were actually going to do it, but it turned 
out great." 

The seniors were not the only ones to celebrate 
class color day. "The freshmen this year were so 
involved, much more than all the other years," said 
principal Gregg Robertson. The freshman class of 
2012 made themselves heard during the pep rally 
this year. Many students and faculty were 
impressed to see them start the chants against the 
senior class. 

Overall, the pep rally was a hit with the student 
body. "It gets everyone, from all classes, pumped 
up." said senior Ahmad Helmy. "By the time the 
rally starts, you see everyone jumping up and 
down, having a great time." 


If. Pep Rally 

Senior Megan Chase plays her 
piceolo with the marching band to 
pump up the crowd. The band was a 
popular aspect of the pep rally. "At a 
pep rally, all of the attention is 
ocused oil you and not the football 
game," said Chase. "The rallies are 
such good traditions and are a great 
way to bring the classes together. 
Plus, body paint is awesome." 

Molly Ramey, Sophomore 

Alan McQuinn, Senior 

Senior class SCA president 
Alan McQuinn announces the 
activities during the pep rally. 
The announcer was an 
important part of the event. 
"The pep rallies are great. 
Yelling, screaming. I love it," 
said McQuinn. "Ever since 
freshmen year I wanted to 
M.C. them; now I have my 

Seniors Rabaka Akter and Amandeep Kaur take the time to smile 
for the camera after the pep rally. They enjoyed the privilege of 
finally being seniors for the event. "The best thing about the pep 
rally is w hen we seniors get to scream our lungs out and say 
whatever we want to the underclassmen," said Akter. 

Juniors Kyle Hoffman and Benjamin Whelan wait outside the 
school just before the pep rally. Hoffman and Whelan embraced 
the junior class spirit. "I painted my face and arms." said Whelan. 
h was really fun to be as loud as possible and show support to 
m\ class." 

Principal Gregg Robertson speaks to the student body 
during the rally. He was proud to see so much spirit. 
"Everyone was so into the moment. In my six years 
here, I have never walked into the gym before and felt 
so much energy," said Robertson. "It's rare to get 
everyone together; it's like a family coming together 
for one goal." 

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Junior Sierra Riddle and freshman Marsharika 
Coleman take advantage of an open dance floor 
early on in the night. Students who got to the 
dance right as it started heat the crowds. "Getting 
to the dance early was grea! because it wasn't too 
hot or crowded set." said Riddle. 

Absentee Generals 

Some students found other activities to do on homecoming night 

"I didn't go to homecoming because I didn't 
think it would be fun. so I went to the movies 

Rene Oehoa, Sophomore 

"Instead of going to homecoming. I just stayed 
at home and finished homework because I had a 
busy weekend coming up." 

Christine Chong, Junior 

"Instead of going to homecoming. I stayed at 
home and worked on the novel I am writing.' 

Andrew Leinbaeh, Senior 

"I went to San Diego for a technology 
convention. I thought it was more fun than 

Patrick Andersen, Senior 

Freshmen Carina Garcia and 
Savannah Hostick take a break from 
dancing, l! was their first homecoming. 
Tm a big dancer, said Bostick. "It's 

the main reason I went to 


IX ) Homecoming 

Freshmen Thien-Y Doan, Brirtan) 
Jones, and their friends arrive in style. 
Most students gol dropped off by their 
parents or dune to the dance. "My 
friend's parents surprised us with the 
limo outside when we were finish 

gelling read) ." said Doan. 

The varsitj football team raise their 
helmets in victor) aftei beating Wakefield 
m the homecoming game. The defeat of a 
rival school pumped everyone up for the 
dance (he next day, "After the game I was 
so excited," said senior John Escobar. "It 
reall) gol me read) for the dance." 


itrna and dance 

Students had a different experience at their first 
homecoming in the new building 


This year's homecoming weekend was a time of 
many firsts. In previous years, students had to stand in 
the cold rain during the game, but this year the weather 
was perfect for an enjoyable night. To add to the 
upbeat atmosphere, the varsity football team sealed a 
victory in the Friday night homecoming game. 

Another first was holding the dance in the cafeteria, 
also known as the commons, in the new building. This 
was a big change from the old school's rather large 
gym with poor ventilation compared to the commons' 
smaller and cooler environment. 

Most students liked the new setting better. "It was a 
lot more fun in the new school because you could get a 
breath of fresh air in the courtyard without having to 
leave the dance." said senior Ghizlaine Mallek. 

However, some students thought the dance floor 
was a little too small and slishtly uncomfortable. 

"Overall, homecoming was really fun," said junior 
Jack Verville. "It was just really hot and crowded." 
Students noticed the differences between the old and 
new school, but still enjoyed the new experience. 

Students agreed that this year's homecoming game 
and dance were unforgettable. The football team beat 
Wakefield in an extremely close game, and the dance 
was no longer held in the old gym, but in the new 
building's cafeteria. 

Regardless of the significant changes, students still 
enjoyed the homecoming tradition of going to the 
game, getting ready for the dance and having a great 
time. Senior Khalia Home said. "After all four years of 
homecoming, this year's was the most memorable 
because it was the last one with all my friends." 

- Hannah Thomas. '09 
Heather Cromartie. '10 

The sophomore class walks across the 
track with their "Clue" float. Many 
students participated in making their class 
floats, which represented the theme of 
board games. "I think we all put a lot of 
effort into our float, and we worked really 
hard." said sophomore Elizabeth 
Woollev. "It turned out sreat." 

FROM start to finish 

# Senior Oksana Trofimenko puts curlers in her hair and 
does her make-up. Getting ready was a big event. 
especially for seniors, as it was their last homecoming. 
"We had a good time trying out different hairstyles and 
eye make-up," said Trofimenko. 

# Sophomore John Pastre beats the crowds to check into the 
dance. Many students waited in line for a long time if 
they arrived alter 8:30. "I liked homecoming better in the 
new building because there was actually a place to sit and 
hang out w ith your friends, and places to put your coat 
and other stuff you didn't want to hang onto the entire 
time." said Pastre. 

Sophomore Hadiya Truesdale waits outside in line to get 
into the dance. The weather was nice, so many students 
did not mind waiting. "Even though the line to get in was 
really long. I still had a blast at homecoming, so it was 
worth the wait." said Truesdale. 

# At the end of the night, freshman Benjamin Klingelhofer 
prepares to leave the dance. He enjoyed his first 
homecoming. "I really liked the DJ and winning the game 
pumped me up for the dance." said Klingelhofer. 

Student Life 

Sophomores Hannah Aiken. Khulan 
Batmunkh. Bilguunzaya 
Tumurbaatar. and Sabrina Relph all 
enjoy shopping on the weekends. "I 
think it's important to look nice," 
said Tumurbaatar. 


"I like to feel cute when I go to school." "I'm cheap, and I'm into repetition 

Holly Parker, Sophomore Michael Watson, Senior 

How You Voted 

Students chose the following as their 
favorite clothing stores 

Forever 21 


American Eagle 

100 students surveyed 

20 ) Fashion 

Students chose 

Forever 21 as their 

top pick for its wide 

variety of styles and 

low prices. Not only 

does Forever 21 

carry apparel, but 

accessories and 

shoes, too. 


Senior Genna Schwartz spends time 
planning her outfit tor the next day. She 
especially liked pairing unique clothes 
thai made tier stand out. "Fashion is 
important to me because appearance is the 
first thing people see.'' said Schwartz. 

Juniors Zoc Bcllars and Sophie 
Kiendl strike a pose. This stylish 
duo took pride in their appearanee. 
"I wear a lot of vintage -- my 
mom's old clothes, and I like to pair 
it with boots." said Bellars. 

Freshmen Zachary Hunter, 
Geonangel Cordova- Villarroel, 
and Evan Seklecki sport graphic 
t-shirts. These friends shared 
similar fashion sense throughout 
the year. "It's not like I shop for 
hours on end. but I like to look 
good," said Seklecki. 

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Comfort vs. Style 

Some students prefer the 
comfort of classic Crocs 
to the loud statement of 
new trendy fringe boots. 


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Students and staff express individuality through the clothes they wear 

Wide belts, fringe boots, 
hippie-style headbands, 

colorful ballet Hats, and booties 
graced the hallways as just a 
few of the year's trends. All 
over the school, students used 
clothing to let their unique 
personalities shine through. 
Clothes make a statement about 
who you are, according to 
students and staff. 

"My inspiration for the 
clothes I choose comes from 
within," said senior Jasmine 
Sinkavitch about her personal 
style. "I wear what I want; I 
don't categorize myself." 
Sinkavitch, who does not 
repeat an outfit the entire 
school year, found a way to 

express her distinctive style. 

Several other students prided 
themselves in their unique 
clothing choices, such as 
freshman Kelsie Suarez. "I'm 
the kind of girl who'd wear a 
sundress with a big hoodie and 
Chucks," said Suarez, who does 
not adhere to the rules of fads 
and sticking to one particular 
style. "My clothing says that I 
can be girly and tomboyish at 
the same time." 

Although, not every student 
was quite as fashion-conscious; 
some students embraced a 
casual style. "I only go 
shopping when it's necessary. I 
got 75% of my shirts for free," 
said junior Patrick Lacey, who 

did most of his shopping 
online. "I don't really care that 
much." His usual clothing 
choices consisted of t-shirts and 

Whether one is a fashionista 
or more relaxed, what someone 
wears reveals something about 
his or her personality. No 
matter what your personal style 
is, many students say that 
looking good makes you feel 
good. As senior Michael 
Srisuwan said, "When I dress 
better, I feel on top of my 

-Amanda MacDonald, '09 

Hannah Thomas, '09 

Lisa McNabola, '11 

Student Life 


Sophomore Katri Gurnev . freshman 
Haves Baker, and sophomore Sarah 
Chisholm talk in the hallway about 
their team's upcoming games. Students 
w ho w ore their jersey s to school 
connected to other sports tans. "I'm a 
loyal fan because I wear their jersev 
every time they win. "said Gumey. 

Math teacher Warren Gillus and 
Assistant Principal Tyrone Byrd have a 
friendly argument over which team is 
better, the Washington Redskins or the 
Dallas Cowboys. "I moved here from 
New York in 1976. and everybody was a 
Redskins fan." said Byrd. "I got sick of 
the Redskins, so I chose the Cowboys." 

Sophomore Stewart Brown wears 
the jersey ol Redskins' tight end 
Chris ( loole) "I've been a Ian my 
whole life because the Redskins are 
the home team." said Brown "I'm a 
i. in even when the Skins aren'l 
doing so well." 

Chemistry teacher Crystal Olivo celebrates 
her alma mater. Virginia Tech. The rivalry 
between lech and the University of Virginia 
was a popular one among teachers. "I'm a 
loyal fan because I never miss watching a 
game." said Olivo. "I yell at the TV to show 
my support and also wear my VT 

IB Environmental teacher Ryan Miller 
supports ins former college bv displaying 
its flag throughout his classroom. He 
believes thai college football is more 
admirable than professional football. "I 
think that athletes in college football 
have more to play for, other than 
money," said Miller. 

Sports Rivalries 

FAN Favorites 

• Sophomore Greg Jacks follows in his 
father's footsteps in supporting the Chicago 
Bears. "I'm a Ian because im dad is a tan." 
he said, sporting a sweatshirt with the 
team's logo. 

• There were fans that supported city's teams 
because they either grew up there or were 
born there. "I'm an Eagles fan because I v\as 
born in Philly." said sophomore Aaron 

Custodian Jerome Peele is a dedicated fan 
of both the Washington Redskins and the 
Miami Heat. "I love the Miami Heat." said 
Peele. "They are my favorite team because 
they really work together as a team. As a JV 
assistant [boys] basketball coach. I really 
admire that." 

• Junior William Baker stays true to his home 
football team by purchasing Redskins 
merchandise. "I am a loyal fan." said Baker. 
"I have a bunch of Redskins apparel." 


Students and faculty took pride in their favorite sports teams 

Sports played a vital role in 
many students' lives, whether one 
played a sport or was a fan in the 
bleachers. Students and teachers 
alike brought their team spirit to 
school with them, sporting jerseys 
or sharing "stats," especially 
following big weekend games. 

Students often supported teams 
that they had loved since 
childhood. "I've been a Yankees 
fan for a really long time," said 
freshman Brooke Campbell. "I'm a 
really dedicated fan." 

Students showed their 

devotion, wearing team apparel on 
the day of, or following, a game. 
"I have a bunch of items of the 
Dodgers to demonstrate my 
loyalty, like a blanket." said 

sophomore Brandon Wagstaff. 

Rivalry between teams went 
hand-in-hand with rivalries 
between fans. A popular rivalry 
among both students and staff was 
in professional football: the 
hometown Washington Redskins 
versus the Dallas Cowboys. 

To be considered a true fan, 
you need to maintain faith in your 
team, according to many students. 
"I demonstrate my loyalty towards 
the Patriots because I watch every 
game, and I know they're going to 
make it to the Superbowl," said 
sophomore Halima Jhoti. 

However, sophomore Raisul 
Alain admitted to being a "fair- 
weather" fan of the Redskins. "I 
don't really support them when 

they lose," said Alam. 

Pride played a major role in the 
fan support. Where a student's 
family originated was important; 
students felt a need to represent 
their heritage or hometowns. "San 
Miguel Beerman is my favorite 
basketball team from the 
Philippines because my parents 
are from there, and I have pride." 
said sophomore Rainier Santa 
Ana. Even if the fan is miles away 
from the team, they can still show 
support, according to Santa Ana. 

In the end, pride in their 
favorite teams gave students and 
staff plenty to celebrate and debate 
throughout the year. 

- Heather Cromartie. '10 
Mary Sanchez. '1 1 

Student Life 

Guitar Hero 

Sophomore Margaret Siddle focuses 
intently on her favorite video game. Guitar 
Hero. Siddle and friends were often found 
improving their high scores. "I spend so 
much time playing this addicting game 
because I love anything to do with music." 
said Siddle. 

Texas A&M 

Senior Naomi Shagam displays her 
collection of paraphernalia of her favorite 
university. Texas A&M. She is obsessed 
with everything about the college, from the 
school's sports teams to the classes offered. 


Obsessions consumed the time of many students 
who devoted their lives to their subjects of interest 

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Jonas Brothers 


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When students were not 
concentrating on school work, they 
were consumed with other interests. 
For some, these interests became more 
than just a pastime, they became a 

Obsessions were not just fads that 
came and went, but they were an 
intense love and devotion to a person's 
subject of interest that would last for 
years. Friends, money, and time 
revolved around their obsessions. "I 
have dedicated half of my life so far 
on my obsession with superheroes," 
said senior Suzanne Matyas. 

The obsessed teenagers found 
themselves spending more time with 
others who shared their interest. Some 
would fill their calendars with events 
relating to their obsession, such as 
concerts and conventions. At these 
events they interacted with people 
who shared their passion. "When you 
find another person with the same 
interest. you can make new 
friendships," said sophomore 
Elizabeth Beckwith, who went to as 

many as three anime conventions each 

Attending events and owning 
paraphernalia relating to their subject 
of interest led to the unexpected 
realizations of the amount of money 
being spent on a single thing. "I think 
I have spent over $200 on just the 
band the Jonas Brothers this year," 
said sophomore (Catherine McKenna, 
who has followed the Jonas Brothers 
for three years, since the beginning of 
their music career. There are many 
students, like McKenna, who have 
devoted years to their obsession. 

Obsessions proved to be great tools 
to meet new people, develop 
friendships, and engage in new 
activities. The students claimed the 
enthusiasm they felt would not be 
extinguished. "My obsession with 
Twilight is not just a fad," said 
freshman Claudelle Calfat, "It's 

something I will love forever." 

- Morgan l.ive/ey, '12 
Emily Seklecki, , 09 



Freshman Claudelle Calfat reads 
the first book of the Twilight series 
every chance she gets. Calfat owns 
the saga set in both French and 
F.nglish. "I've read each book at 
least five times," said Calfat. 


Junior Chi Au precisely folds an 
elaborate origami design. He has 
enjoyed this hobby since the 
seventh grade. "1 love origami." 
said Au. "The best one I've ever 
done took me a whole entire week." 


Junior Theressa Weller attends a 
convention in her favorite anime 
character costume. She and friends 
attended anime conventions together 
monthly. "Posing for pictures with others 
who are also dressed as their favorite 
anime character helps you broaden your 
friendship circle." said Weller. 

Text Messaging 

Junior Avery Andrews often 
communicates with his friends and 
family through texting. His 
uncontrollable obsession led to higher 
monthly charges. "Texting is all I 
do." said Andrews. "My bill showed 
that I went 1,300 texts over my limit 
last month." 


Sophomore Bryan Chase enjoys 
drumming away on his drum set. Chase 
practiced two to three hours per day to 
enhance his skills. "This is what 1 want to 
do with my life, like my dad," said Chase. 

Student Life ( 25 

Senior William Brower teaches fellow 
senior Ghizlaine Mallek how to drive in the 
parking lot after school. Brower took a 
huge role in teaching his girlfriend, and 
permit holder. Mallek. the basics of 
driving. "My parents get really anxious, 
and he's more relaxed and won't start 
yelling at me." said Mallek. 

Senior Nicholas Kelleher opens his trunk to 
get his books out. Students took advantage 
of the extra space in their trunks, as 
opposed to lockers, to store their school 
books and other necessities needed 
throughout their school day. 

Seniors Peter Klingelhofer and Cullen Mott 
check under the hood of Klingelhofer's car. 
One stress that student drivers experienced 
was car trouble due to the cold weather. 
"Car trouble is incredibly annoying 
because it makes me late for school in the 
morning," said Klingelhofer. 










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Junior Louisa Gilson hops into her car after 
school. To make it on time to eheerleading 
practice. Gilson drove over to the new school 
instead of walking. "The great thing about 
having a car is that you don't have to go 
straight home after school, you can do 
whatever you want." said Gilson. 

Senior Troy Riemer gives a thumbs up, along 
with juniors llona Brueckmann. Stephanie 
Tate. Kristie Gogo. and Sophie Kiendl. 
Riemer often gave his junior friends rides 
home after school when needed, but with a 
cost. "Dollar a ride," said Riemer. 


New drivers experienced the freedom of having a license, 
along with the responsibilities that came with it 

Getting a license was a 
privilege for all new student 
drivers, but a privilege that came 
with many new responsibilities. 

One of these responsibilities 
was paying for gas, which has 
proven difficult for many students 
due to the inconsistent prices. "I 
am outraged because I have to pay 
for my own gas by working at a 
toy store," said senior Adam 
iGreen. This feeling was common 
among many drivers. "The 
[inconsistency is ]tist ridiculous. It 
should just stay cheap." said senior 
Belial Mashid. 

Though a big issue for some. 
jothers held a more positive 
[outlook. "I'm liking the prices right 
Inow because they're going down," 
said senior Mark Johnson. 

Although, most students 
claimed to come up with their own 
money, some did not have to deal 
with the concern of paying for their 
own gas. "My parents pay for my 
gas." said senior Rebecca Pratt 

Senior Luke Mallev drives back from his 
friend's house before the end of second 
lunch. One benefit of having a car was going 
off campus for lunch. "Since I drive. I can go 
wherever I want for lunch.'' said Mallev. 

"We have a deal, if I don't get a 
ticket, I'm good." 

Other students stressed about 
taking on the new task of driving 
around their friends who did not 
hold licenses. Sometimes this 
responsibility was frustrating for 
license holders. "I drive my 
boyfriend around because he 
doesn't have a car and won't get his 
permit." said senior Rose Dodge. 
"Your friends expect you to give 
them a ride anywhere at any time," 
said junior Daniel Lesueur. 

"It makes you feel irritated because 
they take you for granted." 

Even though driving came 
along with a new bundle of 
responsibilities. its benefits 
outweighed the negative aspects, 
according to the students. "Now 
that I can drive, it's really nice not 
to have to rely on my parents for 
rides," said senior Jacob Smout. 

Students who were going 
through the process of obtaining a 
license looked forward to the 
benefits as well. "The thing I'm 
looking forward to most about 
having my license is not having to 
rely on my parents anymore," said 
junior Emily Nolan. 

As students found out, driving 
came with a series of legal 
responsibilities, but everyone 
agreed that the freedom that came 
with a license was well worth it. 

- Hannah Thomas, '09 
Lindsey Wallace. '09 

"Being the youngest in 
my family, I thought it 
was appropriate." 

Henry Brigham, 

"My license plate 
represents me because 
my family is largely 
Irish, and we exercise 
our Irish heritage." 

Andrew McGarity, 

"I used to live in 
Florida, and I keep my 
car registered there to 
get in-state tuition at the 
University of Florida." 

Michael Watson, 

Student Life 

Senior Caitlin Little and Charlie 

Caitlin Little gives her horse Charlie a 
huge hug when she visits him over the 
weekend. Little says she adores horses 
because they never get mad. "I love horses 
because they are really loving animals, and 
they always listen." she said. 

Sophomore Tessa Van Grack and Kali 

Tessa Van Grack and her dog Kali cuddle 
together after a long school day apart. Kali 
is a loving dog. according to her owner. 
"Kali is affectionate, and she loves to get 
her belly rubbed." said Van Grack. 

Junior Dane Fitzmaurice's Python Steve 

Dane Fitzmaurice's ball python Steve 
slithers his way out of his cage. Steve is his 
fourth Ball Python. "1 feed Steve two mice 
every week." said Fitzmaurice. 





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Iiior Joanna McKlfish and Moo 

pna McElfish plays with her pet rat 
b. McElfish has nine rats, but Moo is 
(favorite. "I enjoy having a rat as a pet 

use they are like mini-dogs," said 

Junior Alice Killmire and Jenny 

Alice Billmire relaxes with Jenny outside 
after a tiring day at school. "I'm an only 
child, so my dog Jenny is a lot like my 
sister," said Billmire. Welsh Corgis have 
been in Billmire's family for almost 50 

Senior Flenner Hoagland and Halfmoon 

Flenner Hoagland holds Halfmoon. 
Hoagland said that his sisters mostly take 
care of Halfmoon. "One memory that I 
have of Halfmoon is that he enjoys killing 
birds." said Hoagland. 



Students recalled favorite memories of their pets 

Throughout high school, students 
had been able to recall a surprising 
amount of memories. Whether it was 
from a silly mistake during class or an 
embarrassing slip, students 

remembered those moments. 

Not only do friends and family 
give students special moments like 
this, but so do life long pets. "One of 
my favorite memories was when I 
bought my Ball Python and seeing my 
kids smiling," said campus safety 
assistant Alex Berrios. 

Some memories are cute, but 
others can be amusing and full of 
laughter. Senior Zack O' Malley said. 
"I used to spray my cat with water to 
teach him not to scratch." 

The kinds of pets varied throughout 
students and staff. Some had dogs or 
cats, while others had exotic pets, such 
as snakes or other reptiles. "I have 
been bitten before by my ball python 

because I was being stupid," said 
junior Dane Fitzmaurice of his pet. 

Some students were given their pets 
as gifts, but sophomore Christopher 
Mannix actually found his own. "We 
were on a walk, and we found the 
turtle in the woods," said sophomore 
Christopher Mannix, who adopted the 
turtle as his new pet. 

Not only did students recollect the 
good memories, but also some painful 
ones. Senior Caitlin Little 
remembered a time when her horse 
injured his leg. "He was not 
responding to anyone. As soon as I 
came to see him, he perked up and 
limped over to me," said Little. 
Through the hard work 
responsibilities of having a 
students recalled both comical 
touching memories. 


- Ana Villlalobos. '09 

Heather Cromartie, '10 

Lindsay Cronin. 1 1 


What is 
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Hermit Crab 

100 students surveyed 

Student Life ( 29 


A group of sociologj students 
\isit the World War II 

The National Archives 

Junior Zoe Willis and her friend. Yorktown junior 

Felipe Bravo, \isit the National Zoo. 

Sophomores Jennifer Berry. 

Clare Terpstra. Megan 
Gottfried, and Jagalsaikhan 
Bayarsaikhan on Key Bridge 

The Nationals Stadium 

Junior Terry Gome/ dresses a 
mannequin at his workplace, 
Commander Salamander. This 
Georgetown clothing store is perfect 
for teens because it has an urban. 
youthful feel. 

Sociology students take a trip to 
D.C. to enjoy the cultural 
dynamics of the city. They 
enjoyed the walk along the 
National Mall on the waj to one 
of their many destinations. 

Se is Benjamin Argueta, Esma 

Kansi/. and Julhelle Zeballos pose 

in from lit the Washington 
Monument I he) spent the day 

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Washington, DC 

. get a discount on her favorite shoe brand, 
-lior Jasmine Sinkavitch works as a cashier 
.Steve Madden in Georgetown both after 
• lool and on weekends. 

'I love the atmosphere in D.C. 
because it's completely 
Oifferent from the feel of 

Kylah Jackson, 


"There is a lot of variety of 
restaurants, so you can 
always fina what you're 

Kenneth Hammond, 


The richness of culture, diversity, and experiences 
drew students and staff to the city across the river 

All types of interests unite in our 
nation's capital. It is a place where 
students and staff went to 
experience diversity in culture, 
sports, and music. "I like that 
nobody grew up here and 
everybody came from somewhere 
else, coming for the military or 
government or from overseas," said 
social studies teacher Kathleen 
Claassen. "It gives D.C. a really rich 

While some students valued the 
cultural diversity of the capital, 
others enjoyed the historical aspect. 
"I like the Spy Museum because it's 
interactive and gives you a sense of 
history," said freshman Emaline 

Sports were another attraction 
that drew in many students. The city 
is home to many popular sports 
venues that showcase local 
favorites, including the Wizards 
basketball. Capitals hockey, and 
Nationals baseball teams. "It's really 
cool how the Verizon Center is in 
the center of Chinatown." said 
junior Kevin Donahue. "You can 
experience the city as you walk to 
the arena." 

In addition to watching 
professional sports, students had the 

opportunity to participate in 
athletics as well. "Freedom Plaza is 
my favorite place in D.C. because 
that's where all the good spots are 
for BMX free styling," said 
freshman Rigo Salguero. 

Another appeal of the district 
includes the music scene. There are 
many venues for local bands as well 
as for more famous musical groups 
of all genres of music. "My favorite 
place to go is the Black Cat." said 
senior Kate Irick. "It's all ages and 
non-smoking, so it's a good place 
for teenagers." 

According to students, all these 
different activities came together to 
make it an enjoyable location to 
spend free time. "D.C. is an 
interesting place to go and get away 
from Arlington because there is 
much more to do there and different 
people to interact with," said senior 
Amanda Enright. 

This action-filled city was a hot 
spot for students who wanted to 
take a break from school and have a 
new and different experience in the 
city across the river. 

-Lindsey Wallace. '09 
Emily Seklecki, '09 
Jasmin Marshall, '10 

National Mall 

"The National Mall 
is very family- 
oriented. The center 
is like a miniature 
park for people." 

Meredith Denton, 

White House 

"I went on a White 
House tour when I 
was really little 
when Clinton was in 
office. The 
architecture was 
really cool to see." 

Cynthia Carson, 

Student Life 


Students became increasingly involved in 
political clubs and campaigns as the election heated up 

The 2008 presidential election brought excitement 
and political involvement to the students and staff. 
Clubs such as the Political Conservative Action Club 
and the Young Democrats were involved in not only 
reading newspaper articles and watching debates, but 
also campaigning. "I have done canvassing for Obama 
and other democrats." said junior Evelyn Hartz. "It's 
interesting meeting new people and talking to them 
about issues and understanding their points of view." 

Although most students were not eligible to vote, 
they agreed that it was important to get involved and 
make their voices heard. "America gives you so much, 
and the least you could do is vote or get involved and 
know what's going on," said senior Christina Helmick. 
Students became interested in expressing opinions and 
beliefs about the presidential candidates. 

Students discussed the presidential debates with 
peers, clubs, and in classes. Reading newspapers and 
listening to the radio kept students updated on the 
latest events of the campaigns. "It is important to keep 
up with politics because we need to be informed of 
issues and we need to have opinions," said sophomore 
John Bardo. The media influenced students throughout 
the election, as they developed their beliefs and ideas. 

Youth demonstrated their enthusiasm through 
participation in class discussions and clubs. "Students 
are excited about upcoming elections and are willing to 

sacrifice their free time to make a dream come true." 
said instructional lead teacher Julie Cantor. The 
candidates John McCain and Barack Obama mobilized 
great interest within the student body. "It's the first 
time I've seen kids so excited because finally there is a 
candidate that kids are so passionate about," said 

The Democratic candidate Barack Obama had a 
historic campaign in which he inspired the younger 
generation in the United States. The community 
experienced this phenomenon along with the country 
as a whole. "This election has had so much hype 
because Obama has been a catalyst for young 
involvement, which is evident here at school," said 
senior Sydney Delmar. Obama's campaign motivated 
many students to become politically active for the first 

Students found it increasingly important to become 
not only aware but involved in politics. Senior Laura 
Gorsky, who worked at the primaries, thought it was 
essential to assist in local politics. "It is important to 
make up for the apathetic youth of the past," said 

Students became engaged in politics more than 
ever, and their actions were appreciated by the school 
as well as the community. 

- Ana Villalobos. '09 
Emilv Seklecki. '09 


Who would you choose to 
be our next president? 

83% Barack Obama 

John McCain 


512 students 


Political Involvement 


Seniors Alanna Rivera and Christina Helmick 

discuss their views on the presidential 
candidates. They each became involved in the 
campaigns for this election. They were very 
enthusiastic about sharing their views with 
each other in a civilized manner. 

Junior Wesley Horton, 

Conservative Action 
Club President 

Senior Sydney Delmar, 

Young Democrats 
Club President 

"I think the club is important 
because we are under-represented 
here at Washington-Lee." said 
Horton. "We need to fight the 
majority and do something that's 
unexpected." Horton led the club 
in many activities to educate 
members and the student body. 
"It's great because we are 
energetic and can affect the 
younger generation." 

"I like being in the ciub because 
of the involvement in this 
election." said Delmar. "We've 
organized canvassing, phone 
banking and such." She believes 
it is important to be involved 
even if you can't vote. "It's 
always great to have an extra 
helping hand," said Delmar. "It 
helps to encourage others to 
vote and get involved." 


"Eventually, we are the ones 

who will determine who will 

be the best to represent us in 


Scott Under riner. 

"This election is important to 
me because, as I enter the real 
world. I become more aware 
of the issues that affect me. " 

Vanessa Andia, 

"I get involved in politics 

because I can vote soon, and 

I want to know what I'm 

getting into." 

Emily Mathae, 

"Get involved early because 

it teaches you to be objective, 

and it molds how you'll make 

your mark on society." 

Stewart Foster, 

Senior Julia Ruane passes out flyers at a 
local polling place during the presidential 
election. Kuane volunteered to work at the 
polls even though she cannot vote. "Obama 
is such an inspiring politician that I was 
motivated to give up my day off to pass out 
Democratic sample ballots." said Ruane. 

Student Life 


Daily annoyances of the average student 

"It bothers me when people don't say 'you're 
welcome.' I took the time to say 'thank you,' so 
they shouldn't just say 'yeah.'" 

Joshua Katz, Sophomore 

"It bothers me so much when, while driving, 
people don't signal, and also slow drivers." 

Iver Altamirano, Junior 

"It bugs me when people blow their nose in 
class. It's nasty, and there's no reason they 
can't step outside." 

Joshua Baiza-Lopez, Junior 

"I hate it when people repeat stuff. I've already 
heard it, and I don't need to hear it again." 

Iliana Carballo, Sophomore 

Sophomore John Pastre examines 
Ins earphones. Lending earphones to 

people was slightly disgusting in his 
\ iew . "I hate h when aftei you lend 
someone your earphones, they return 
them w ith earwax on them," said 

Pastre. "I hat 's gross." 

Pet Peeves 

The time ol da> comes again w here the 
stairways are crowded with students, and there's 
mi was in gel around « ithoul pushing yout waj 
through. It was even hardei « hen people stood 

H 1 1 oblivious, according to senior Megan 

Parker, "I get angrj when people stand and talk 
al the bottom ol the stairs at the end ol the il.i\ . 
and then I can't eet through," said Parkei 

Sophomore Andrea Andiadc 
messes up friend sophomore Megan 
Rippy's hatt. Botching up 
someone's personal appearance was 

an annoyance foi many students, "I 

hate it when people mess up im 
hail said Rippj "It's not funny, 

and then I |iist have to go ti\ it" 



Sophomore Kaleb Gared scratches 
his nails on the chalkboard with the 
intention of bothering his friend, 
sophomore Nahom Michael. The 
sound was a common pet peeve 
shared among many students. "It's 
just annoying." said Michael. "It 
makes me cringe." 

Junior James Shirron pulls out his 
phone. His pet peeve was being 
dropped in a conversation. "I really 
don't like it when people hang up on 
me," said Shirron. "It's stupid, and 
there's no reason for it." 


"It bothers me when people 
automatically think they are 
better than others." 

Lashaunta Davis, Junior 

"I hate it when people 
intentionally interrupt class ana 
talk about ranaom things just to 
aistract the teacher." 

Michael Firth, Senior 


In a school with more than 1.600 students, 
everyone was bound to get irritated. The 
pressure from teachers, coaches, and friends 
only increased the stress. It was common to 
find students very grumpy and easily annoyed, 
either due to lack of sleep, stress, or even 
simple acts that just drove people crazy. 

Pet peeves were common; in school 
especially, they were seen throughout the 
student body. "I get easily annoyed in 
general." said junior Denise Zelaya. 

Many other students sympathized with 
Zelaya and agreed that it was nearly 
impossible to remain unbothered by tedious, 
annoying little things. "People that just stop 
walking in the middle of a crowded hallway 
really bother me." said junior Janese Jackson. 
Crowded hallways were irritating for many 
throughout the day. 

While during the school day may have 
seemed like a time where one could get easily 
bothered with all the stress and workload 
getting piled on. little annoyances followed 
everyone throughout the day, every day. 
"Overly loud and attention-seeking people 
Ibother me]," said senior Fariha Alam. "That's 
just plain annoying." 

Personalities that collided caused a sudden 
disappearance of patience, giving anyone a 
short temper. "It bugs me when all people can 
talk about are things they don't like," said 

sophomore Dylan Warburg. "Like for 
instance, when someone sits down at a lunch 
table with you and just starts listing things 
and people that they hate." 

Pet peeves were ever-present in students' 
lives. While some students had only a few. 
others had many. Although it was sometimes 
easy to be bothered with the behavior of 
others, it was also important to be patient, 
since most of the time nothing could really be 
done. Among students it's hard to convince 
people to stop crowding the hallways or to 
stop being loud. 

Because pet peeves were inevitable, 
students simply had to learn to get over them. 
However, the question remained how to do 
that. "People have to accept others for who 
they are and just ignore it." said sophomore 
Benjamin Edgar. 

Unfortunately, that was easier said than 
done. "I think only time makes someone get 
over their pet peeves," said senior Nataly 
Revollo. "But some you just can't get over 
[them]. No matter how much time, they'll just 
annoy you forever." 

Pet peeves remained a struggle, and, 
according to students, the only answer for 
how to deal with the small annoyances was 
simply to learn how to ignore them. 

- Lorrane Freitas. '09 
Brigitte Jahncke. '1 1 

Student Life 


^-^ 4suw& u<uyiA imaZ 

Students share their pet peeves and suggest ways to overcome therm 

Model Airplanes 


Sophomore Timothy Peel 
feels satisfaction every time 
he finishes a new model 
airplane. He's been building 
them for three years. "It 
helps me get things off my 
mind, like a way to deal." 
said Peel. 

Freshman Catherine Boryan plays ice 
hockej (in the weekends. "] started 
playing because I wanted to try it. and 
not man) other people do," said 
Bins, in "It's unique." 

Members of the Mountain Club take a 
hike through Seneca Valley in West 
Virginia. People joined the club as a 
vt ay to share their passion for the 
outdoors with peers. 

Sophomore Elizabeth 

Woolley looks back on an 
old hobby with slight 
embarrassment. She used to 
collect gum wrappers. "I had 
a lot of them, and I thought 
they were pretty." said 
Woolley. "I was going to 
make a collage. It never 

Sophomore (Catherine McKenna 
practices the \ iolin during orchestra 
class McKenna enjoyed playing the 
violin in from oi others during recitals 
"I've done a lot oi recitals with mj 
friends," said McKenna. "I enjoj 
performing foi people " 

Sophomores Paulo Dorado and 
Jeremy Friedman enjoy playing 
guitai togethei The two practiced 
together foi fun. "I like writing 

music and play nig w ith my 

h lends lis hOW I spend a lot ol 

ins time," said Friedman. 

36 ) Hobbies 


WUf 1AM2M 

Hobbies were a way for students to have fun, explore 
interests, and even prepare for the future 

Students spent much of their time in school, but 
another aspect of their lives had largely to do with 
what they did during their free time. Some students 
found hobbies they enjoyed. Some had fun hobbies 
that made them happy, while others had hobbies 
that would also benefit them in the future. 

One of the many hobbies students had was 
making and playing music. Senior Eric Engel 
enjoyed composing his own songs on his 
computer. "I feel it's something I'm naturally good 
at," said Engel. "I definitely want to pursue 
something like it in college." 

Hobbies can be used simply as a way to pass 
time, or they could lead to something bigger. "I 
like gaming because of the thrill, but it's also the 
reason I got into web designing," said senior 
Bailey Tran. By using their hobbies as a way to 
plan ahead, these students knew they would be 

doing something they enjoyed after high school. 

Hobbies were enjoyed by others just for the 
relaxation and happiness that came along with it. "I 
wasn't playing a sport, so I baked for [the team] 
instead," said junior Karina O'Friel. "Now I bring 
[food] to school because it makes me happy to see 
other people happy." 

Hobbies were also a good way for students and 
staff to develop creativity. "I've been writing 
poetry since I was five or six," said administrative 
assistant Donte Jackson. "It's an extension of my 
artistic abilities." 

When someone found a new hobby, it could 
have been a way to relieve pressure or discover 
something new. For some students, though, it 
became a way to further explore interests that 
could help build their futures. 

-Lisa McNabola, 'll 

Senior Robert Tedder performs a "method" 
trick, which he learned this year. He liked 
to go snow boarding on the weekends. 
"Snowboarding was hard to learn, but when 
you get it, it's worth it," said Tedder. 


1. "Art is a way of life. I was always drawing 
when I was younger, and now I'll be going to art 
school in the fall." 

Ryan Harding, Senior 

2. "I collect tickets to places I've been, like 
aquariums, movies, and museums. I started 
collecting recently because I found out I was 
moving here. I wanted to remember everywhere 
I'd been." 

Martina Usanase, Freshman 

3. "I garden. Actually, it's more like fish ponding. 
Aesthetically, I feel that it improves the garden." 

Robert Summers, Social Studies Teacher 

4. "I build computers because it's cheaper to build 
one than buy one. It helps me save money and see 
how things work." 

Ian McLennan, Sophomore 

Student Life 

' — ■% 


RED , 

Whether it was big or little, severe or not 
every student had a fear of something 

A phobia can be characterized as an extreme 
and often unreasonable fear of an object, 
concept, situation, or person. Either you or 
someone you know has a fear of something, or 
someone. Phobias are common, and almost 
everyone has some sort of fear. 

Some people shared a common phobia such 
as heights, spiders, or needles, while others 
were unique. "I'm afraid of calendars," said 
sophomore Paul Teifer. "It shows all the 
months, and it's just scary how the time goes by 
so fast." Junior Caroline Birasa also had an 
unusual fear of pills. "I hate pills because I'm 
afraid I will choke on them and die," said 
Birasa. "I have to cut them into small pieces." 

Some students had a childhood memory or a 
bad experience from the past, which resulted in 
their phobia. "I watched a lot of CSI when I was 
little, so I'm always afraid of being kidnapped," 
said freshman Shiva Minovi. 

Sophomore Jayla Henry also mentioned how 
her childhood influenced her fear of dogs. "I'm 

really afraid of dogs because I got bitten when I 
was younger," said Henry. "It kind of scarred 
me for life." 

The secret to overcoming one's fear is not 
always simple, although it can be done. "Try 
conquering fears by facing them." said junior 
Emma Wolfarth. "For example, if you're scared 
of public speaking, try to practice speaking in a 
group of people. The more you practice, the less 
scared you'll be." 

While some students had phobias that 
dictated many of their decisions, sometimes 
even on a daily basis, others had small fears that 
could be more easily faced. It is hard to say 
whether they were fears that had originated 
from a cause, or fears that had just always 
existed. While some aren't interested in facing 
their fears, it can be a huge challenge to 
overcome for others. 

- Brigitte Jahncke. '1 1 
Tamara Amer, '09 

The Common Fear of Acrophobia 

Acrophobia is a fear shared by many. 
It is the fear of heights. The fear results from a 
sense of panic that you are unable to trust your 
own balance when at certain heights. Emotionally, 
one could become panicked or feel paralyzed and 
unable to think. Junior Peter Knox said, "Just the 
fact that the ground is so far away is kind of 
terrifying." Physically, one might shake, sweat, 
or get dizzy because of doubt in their 
stability. "I like roller coasters, but I'm 
afraid of heights," said sophomore 
Rebecca Jones. "I guess I'm afraid that 
if I'm up high, someone will push me." 
Hesitation towards height, even if it isn't 
a fear, is not uncommon. "I'm scared of 
heights because I always think I'm going 
to fall and die," said senior Derek Framinan. "I get nervous in high places." 
Acrophobia is different from other phobias because if you are to react with a 
panic attack, then you could lose balance, and even fall from the high area. 

}H ) Phobias 

Junior Robert Te Tan covers his face 
with the picture of a clown to scare his 
friend, senior Rebecca Rondon. Rondon 
wasn't always afraid of clowns to the 
same extent she is today. "I saw the 
movie IT, and now I really hate clow ns 
They're so freaky," said Rondon. "Their 
facia] expression never changes." 

"Snakes scare me. Any type of snake 
freaks me out. I always think that 
they're going to kill me. I don't w ant 
them to wrap around me. They are 
just creepy, and crawly. Just the site 
of them gives me shivers." 

Emaline Wantrobski. Freshman 

Top 10 Worst 


1. Heights 

2. Other 

3. Clowns 

4. Weird Insects 

5. Small Spaces 

6. Snakes 

7. Darkness 

8. Blood 

9. Eating Raw Food 
10. Large Animals 

100 students surveved 

NOT AFRAID TO dMxm- tkePi jjeaM, 


"I think people are afraid of 

things that are different. I mean. 

[spiders] have eight legs and all 

those eyes, and some are 


Cayden Brehaut, 

"I'm afraid of really crowded 

places because I'm shy and I 

don't really like stepping out oi 

my comfort zone." 

Zolboo Tsogoo, 

wM. S 

"My biggest fear is going bald. I 

color my hair almost every other 

day. I like having long hair, and I 

don't want to lose it." 

Damien Stovall, 

"I am afraid of spiders, especially 

black widows. They are 

poisonous spiders, and I don't 

want to get bitten by one." 

Erik Binczewski, 

Freshmen Ivana Rudolph and 

I revor Thompson pass through the 

hallways. When asked for a picture, 

Thompson happily agrees, while 
Rudolph reveals her fear of not 
being photogenic "I'm afraid my 
face will look different, or I'll look 
really had." Rudolph said. "I just 
don't like pictures of me." 

Student Life 

Senior Kirsten Bledsoe shows the 
contents of her purse, exposing her 
nail filer. Along with general items. 
man) students also carried 
belongings that weren't so common. 
"My nail filer is always helpful in 
case me or my friends break a nail." 
said Bledsoe. 

Sophomore Shahenda Helmv goes 
through the contents in her purse. Purses 
and pockets were often seen overstuffed, 
full of items that were important for the 
student. "Even though I carry a lot of 
things. I prefer small purses." said Helmy. 
They are easy to carry and tend to look 


A closer look at the belongings in 
students' purses and pockets 



"I always carry a pen with me no matter 
what. It's the one thing I need to have in my 
purse or my pocket." 

Imani Tinter, Freshman 

"I have a lucky rock in my pocket. I found 
it in fourth grade, and ever since then, lucky 
stuff has happened to me." 

Arifur Rahman, Freshman 

"I have things in my pockets because I 
know they are safe and secure. They are 
also easy to access." 

Alicia Carter, Junior 

"1 always carry my iPod with me, so I can 
listen to my music." 

(ileb Gritsinin, Sophomore 

"I usually keep my cell phone in my pocket 
just because it's more accessible that way." 

(aria Paredes-Vargas, Senior 

Junior Tiphaine Monroe fiddles with 
.1 puzzle in the nallwa) she used il 
.is .1 way to entertain hersell in 
between classes "leans this puzzle 
around in mj poc kel so I can plaj 
w iih ii when I'm bored," 

I reshmen Vasthj Delgado, Joselin 
( arballo, Katie Velis-Moreno and 
Jasmine Adams slum theii stylish 
puises Around the school, man) 
students chose to use theii purses .is 
bat kpacks and um theii school 
supplies along with personal items 

40 ) Purses/Pockets Revealed 

M J Ii & 

Fa? TCm p 

Freshman Abigail 1 rain shows off her 
Boys Like Girls lanyard. Items that have 
sentimental value were often found in 
students' purses or pockets. "I usually 
carry it with me because it is very 
memorable," said Fram. "I got it at my 
first concert." 

Freshman Taylor Boydston allows an 
inside look at her purse fiig purses were 
often seen around school for the purpose 
ol holding many items. "I carry Goldfish, 
scissors, and tape in my purse just in case 
I need it." said Boydston. 


Students share their thoughts on the advantages 
and disadvantages of carrying a bag 

Carrying a backpack, books, and a 
jacket around school was already 
enough of a hassle for most students. 
That left students with their hands full 
and no room to carry their essential 
items such as cell phones, keys, 
wallets, and make-up. 

Many students, however, found an 
answer. "I carry a purse because I can 
just put all my things in it, and I don't 
have to carry other bags around." said 
senior Yanina Ortiz. 

For many girls, purses were a 
necessity: they often served the 
purpose of a backpack. "I started 
carrying a purse around because I 
didn't want to carry a big backpack." 
said sophomore Britta Gonzales. Along 
with school supplies. Gonzales also 
carried Chap-stick, candy, make-up, 
money, and her cell phone. 

For some, bags were used as 
backpacks, while for others, purses 
were mainly a fashion accessory. "I 
like to match my purses with my outfit 
because it's my most important 
accessory." said senior Darnsaw 

Purses come in different shapes, 
colors, and sizes to please everyone's 
unique fashion choices. "I like big 

purses because they fit a lot of things 
and are stylish." said junior Danait 

Many students relied on their 
purses to carry their necessities, while 
others had different strategies. "I don't 
carry a purse around because I carry 
all my important things in my 
pockets." said senior Dayshva Suxo. 
Depending on a person's lifestyle, the 
personal items they carried varied in 

Boys especially tended to cany 
fewer items than girls. This made it 
easier for them to simply place their 
personal items in their pockets. "1 just 
carry around my iPod. wallet, and cell 
phone in my pocket." said freshman 
Thomas Fontaine. "If I need to carry 
anything else, I just put it in my 

Over the course of the year. 
students used different methods to 
deal with the burden of carrying 
personal belongings. Purses, 

backpacks, and pockets served as a 
place for holding the most vital items. 
In the end. students found different 
ways to suit their style. 

- Lorrane Freitas. '09 
Chelsea Felix. '10 

Jose Rodriguez, Junior 

"I don't think it's necessary 
for guys to carry purses 
around because we don't 
have much to carry." 

Zhane Matos, Freshman 

"I only carry my keys in my 
jacket pockets. 1 don't have 
anything else that would 
require a purse. 

Student Life ( 4 

Junior Chri 

" Some play high school sports for the 

competition, others play as a hobby, 

but I ball for the love of the game." 

Ryan Mclver Buescher, Senior 




Seniors Christian Newsome, 
Conor Sharp, and Andrew 
McDaniels rush onto the field 
to lead the Generals to victor) 
against Dominion. 

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Varsity Football Front Row: Gregory Hogan, Daniel Gucnthcr. Mark Palmer. Nathan Young, Mark 
Sykhammountry, Jesse Baker, Robert Hemstreet, Jacob Del Gallo Row 2: Kent Kik. Anthoin Taylor, 
Manik Sarik. Joshua Patecell, Nico Bums Row 3: Coach Joshua Shapiro. John Alexander Cummins. 
Ross Gray. Nicholas Freed. Trevor Turner. Andrew McDaniel. Puneet Chopra. Christopher Diethom, 
Keith Johnson. Mauricio Villarroel-Orellana Row 4: Tareck Amer. Hector Campos. Robert Mercado. 
Pans Ebert. Richard Bayliff, Ulysses Smith Row 5: Coach Da\id Carter. Justin Serene. T\ler Kelogg, 
Conor Sharp. Richard Lewis. Christian Newsome, Andrew Goodman Back Row: Ian McLennan. 
Charles Fuller. Spencer Hemstreet, Roddenck Battle. Erick Needles. Karl Lendenmann. Dj Ian 
Warburg. Rhyler Heining 


The varsity football players learned to balance 
playing the game with managing their daily lives 

Participating on a football team, 
especially the varsity team, takes 
dedication and commitment. 

Sometimes the sport can be so time- 
consuming that quality time usually 
spent with family or friends is cut 
short. This year, team members 
demonstrated their passion for football 
by sacrificing such time. 

With practices every day. including 
Saturdays, senior quarterback Charles 
Fuller experienced the consequences 
of playing varsity at a personal level, 
"I almost lost a [romantic] relationship 
because of playing football. " said 

The quarterback position comes 
with a great amount of responsibility. 

Fuller needed to be focused on ins 
game, as well as leading fellow 

( loaches loshua Shapiro and Joshua 
Patulski, along with academic 

coordinator Adam Moir stand tor the 
National Anthem. 

teammates. "I'm like the backbone of 
the team." said Fuller. 

Family support was vital lor 
everyone, especially with the 
grueling schedule thai the varsit) 

football team players faced. Senior 
Keith Johnson felt that his family's 
support was important because the) 
were able to share the excitement he 
felt while playing. "My dad comes to 
all m\ games, and he gets famil) out 
of town to come to at least one of the 
games." said "Johnson. Even though 
his family was always present at his 
games, he felt that he had limited 
quality time to spend with them. 

Despite the lack of tree time, the 
players found that the fulfillment of 
the games made their sacrifices well 
worth it. "1 don't have much time to 
spend with mj friends, but the leant is 
like nn family," said junior Roddenck 
Battle. "The) are m) social life." 

Amanda MacDonald, '()') 
Man Sanchez, '1 1 



Varsity Football 

Junior Rodderick Battle- 
sacks Dominion's 
quarterback in the first 
game of the season. 


1. Junior Karl Lendenmann 
stops an opposing player 
from Dominion by tackling 
him. Lendenmann used a 
technique called stiff arming 
against the tackier. 

2. Junior William Horsley 
guards the ball after 
escaping a tackle from a 
Dominion player. Horsely 
then returned the kick. 

3. Sophomore Trevor 
Turner, junior Kent Kik, and 
sophomore Dylan Warburg 
stand in respect during the 
the National Anthem. 

4. Sophomore Daniel 
Guenther receives a pass 
from a fellow teammate. 

5. The varsity football 
games were an excellent 
way for students to show off 
their school spirit. 

Coach Joshua Shapiro gives the 
football players some encouraging 
words to lift their spirits. 

Junior Karl Lendenmann and senior 
Charles Fuller aim high to intercept a 
pass from the opposing team. 

The \arsit\ looiball team and fans celebrate 
the victory against Wakefield after the 
homecoming game. The game was an 
extremely close one: the score was 
21-20. "I enjoyed the Generals' victory 
because it was a comeback thriller." said 
senior Flenner Hoagland. 




Junior Varsity 


Fairfax 6 

Mclean 26 

Mount Vernon 14 

Falls Church 28 

Wakefield 34 

Stuart 34 

Edison 13 

Yorktown 20 









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Falls Church 







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Freshmen Football Front Row: Brandon Clayton, Gray Darius. Esli Alvarez. 
Baljinnijan Batmunkh. Armando Hcrrera. Arifur Rahman. Tony Gomez. William 
Wagner Row 2: Seth Whitmore. Charles Smith. David Rafky, Sumit Sarwar, 
Nicholas Serene. Coach Joshua Patulski Row 3: Je'Vonne Watson. Joseph Tarver. 
Dewan Clay. Joshua Anderson. Mudasar Iqbal. Devon Clay. Hugh Durbin. 
Anthony Dinkins, Coach Matthew Norris Row 4: Coach Brian Pinney. Brendan 
Killalea. Waseef Syed. Tyler Evans, Fernando Quintero. Biru Jones, Jarrod 
Nagurka. Frederick Williams Back Row: Qashab Wall. Matthew Gomez. Smail 
Oukhouya. Kevin Duggan, Jonathan Diethorn. Ras Gobena Mikael. Levi Hcrrera. 
Francois Jaffres Not Pictured: Cory Adams. Alexander Clegg. William Ennis, 
Roderic Gibson, An Huynh, Garrett Lee. Roberto Molina. Sean Pratt. Byron 
Ramirez, Corey Robinson. Rigoberto Salguero. Anthony Willis 

& Mi . 

5R - / II 

Freshman w ide receiver Je'Vonne Watson 

struggles to escape a tackle. Watson freed 
himself from his opponent and continued 
running down the field. 

Freshman William Wagner and fellov 
teammates cheer loudly as points are 
to the scoreboard. Family and friends 
stadium jumped for joy at the end of I 
same due to the team's \ icton , 

Why do you like attending 
freshmen and junior varsity football games? 


Mara Berkland, Freshman Benjamin Yatt, Sophomore 

"I like going to the football "The football games are 

games because 1 get to see generally fun to watch, and 

my friends. It's like one big you have the chance to hang 
social event." out with your friends." 

Laura Yauger, Fresl 

"The games are so r| 
fun. I love getting K 
support our lean 

Freshmen captains Nicholas Serene, I evi Hererra, Francois Jaffres, and Smail Oukhouya 
ai ailed by the referees before the start ol the game to meet then opponent's team 

hi id' aptains passed on the information to then team mates "My favorite thing 
about t' »>ii >.i 1 1 was the leadership "i being captain.'' said Hererra, linebacker. 

Sophomore Mark Palmer, the team's wide receiver, sprints with the ball down the Re 
touchdou n. Palmei used Ins speed to escape falls Church's defense. "I get a rush ol 
adrenaline, and it feels like you're in the moment," said Palmer, "Everything jusl su>| " 


JV and Freshmen Football 

Sophomores Anthony Taylor, Trevor 
Turner, and John Cummins work together 
on offense to lead their team to a win. The 
team members said they always supported 
one another. "Being in a game and helping 
my teammates, I make decisions I don't 
really think about because the adrenaline 
rushes to me." said Turner. 

The defensive line tries to hold off their 
opponents to prevent them from scoring. 
Junior Christopher Diethorn and 
sophomore Nicholas Freed went man-to- 
man against their marked players as soon 
as the ball was snapped. "In every game, 
every second counts," said Freed. 

Freshman quarterback Small 
Oukhouya squares up to throw a pass 
to the leam's wide receiver. In 
practices, Oukhouya focused on 
improving the accuracy of his throws. 
"Without accuracy, it would be very 
hard to catch a football," he said. 

Members of the freshmen team 
chant before a game. 

JV quarterback Richard Lewis, 
sophomore, avoids his defender 
by swiftly dodging him. 



The junior varsity and freshmen players 
stayed focused with eyes on varsity 

In order to prepare for their 
upcoming season, football players 
attended conditioning sessions in 
August, twice a day, everyday. At 
the time, they may have thought the 
sessions were not necessary; but in 
the end, they realized it helped bring 
their game to a new level. 

It was a step that would better 
prepare them for the varsity level. 
"Continuing to work out in the 
weight room and attending camps in 
the summer will lead to overall 
success," said varsity coach, Joshua 

During the season, the players 
had to balance both football and 
academics. "I don't use any 

distracting devices while doing my 
school work to keep my grades up 
during football season," said 
freshman Biru Jones. Without good 
grades, players were unable to 
participate in games or be on the 

The goal of playing on the varsity 
team also inspired the freshmen and 
JV players. "To become a starter for 
varsity my junior year, I need to 
improve my game by becoming 
stronger, faster, and better in 
general," said JV quarterback Richard 
Lewis, sophomore. 

As the season progressed, the 
younger athletes continued to look to 
the varsity players for 

encouragement. "I like the motivation 
the varsity players give us," said 
sophomore Nicolas Burns. "It 
influences our great playing in 

Both junior varsity and freshmen 
team members were dedicated and 
focused on achieving their goal of 
being on varsity. The dream of 
catching the coach's eye, to be invited 
to join the varsity team, would stay in 
the back of their minds until next 
August, the start of the next football 

Morgan Livezey, '12 
Jasmin Marshall. '10 

Sports ( 47 

Varsity captain Olivia Huston, senior. 
dribbles up the field. Speed and skill 
were key during breakawavs. I had 
never played field hockey before 
freshmen vear. so every year I have 
improved everything from skills to 
communication." said Huston. 

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The varsity team gathers to celebrate senior night. Even player on the team dresses 
depending on their grade. Seniors went out and bought the juniors shower caps, t-shin 
animal noses. Juniors went out and bought seniors alien headbands, sunglasses, and t- 
Partieipating on senior night unified the team. "The thing I will miss the most about fi 
hockev is the team bonding, dressing up. and the gifts we got." said senior Ariel Hami 


Varsity Field Hockey Front row: Ariel Hamilton. Pallvi Chopra, Suzanne Matyas, 
Brenna Nelson Row 2: Margaret Duarte. Sara Kayes. Olivia Mihalik, Aliya Pilchen. 
Rachel Heend. Amanda Maggio. Jennifer Browning Back Row: Coach Beth Prange. 
Patricia Murray. Anne Murray. Rose Dodge, Olivia Huston. Lindsay Boryan. Molly 
Wolford. Coach Angie Kelly Not Pictured: Sharifa Ahmed. Kelsey Clark 


All three field hockey teams grew physically and mentally 

The field hockey program has 
improved significantly over the years. 
according to players. This season, the 
teams saw their hard work pay off: 
varsity went to districts, junior varsity 
improved their record, and the 
freshman team grew in si/e and 
experience. Varsity's hard work 
prepared them for district finals. 

This season, the varsity team tried 

different methods in order to improve 

their game. "We worked more as a 
team." said senior Pallvi Chopra. 
"There was more passing, and 
everyone included their teammates in 

the game." said Chopra. "It was a team 


The junior varsity team improved 
dramatically with the help ol their 

daily practices and enthusiasm to push 
each other. "Practice really helped me 
improve my skills," said sophomore 
Amy Severs. "Even though they were 
sometimes long and hard, it really 
paid off at the end of the season." 

In addition to the enhanced skills, a 
handful of freshmen joining the junior 
varsity team made a tremendous 
impact on the team's improvement. "I 
had never played field hockey before 
until I came to W-L," said freshman 
Jordan Krugci. "I learned fast, and I 

realty started to enjoy it." 

The freshman field hockey team 
also made some changes from last 
year. The team's huge numbei oi 
players who were new to the game- 
was a contrast from pre\ ious years. 

"Along with my fellow 
teammates, (his was my first year I 
picked up a field hockey stick." said 
freshman Meredith Randle. 

"Although it was hard at first. I 
really began to enjoy it." 

Growing was a big aspect for all 
three teams. Whether they were 
growing in si/e. experience, or 
status, they all played for the love of 
the game. Bach team had something 
different to offer. With varsity going 
to district finals, junior varsity 
improving their record, and 
freshman growing in si/e. each team 
enhanced in th Herein ways. 

- Tamara Amer. '09 
Jessica Li, '10 

Four years ago. the varsit) I 
hockey team won their first nati 
district title. This season, the 
had the same goal. Every playe 
the team shared this dream. 

By the Fairfax game, the team 
progressed as a W hole, and 
played more as a team. Hall 
through the season, senior CB] 
Olivia Huston gave a short sp 
that the team reflect on their j 
She said, "We can do this: we 
actually do tins'" 

With the District Toumai 
underway, the spirits of the 
w ere high. After the first two wii 
the tournament and one more gait 
go. the team fell that there 
nothing stopping them. 

Alter a long and intense game 
team was tied I- 1 with Yorkti 
and the game went into overt 
Nine minutes into overtime, the i 
had saved live shots on goal, anp 
the sivth shot on goal. Yorktown P 
2-1. After the loss, varsitv coach :tl 
Prange said. "Although Yorlcl 
look the title thai night, that )H( 
will be forever remembered .r hi 
best field hockej game played." 

Field Hockey 

eld Hockey Front row: Camelia Rubalcava. Zoe Bellars. Kirby Clark. Amy Severs 
2: Sarah Chase-Walsh. Emily Cook. Jordan Kruger. Ariana Mazzucchelli. Lisa 
bola. Megan Gottfried Back Row: Ta'Chelle Morris. Catherine Pricone. Jessica 
sy. Mary Heather Cromartie. Morgan Livezey. Sandra McCartin. Coach Marissa Lynn 
ictured: Annie Buckalew 

Freshmen Field Hockey Front Row: Lindsey Chamncss. Sarah Danik. Emily Gursky 
Row 2: Robin Gordon. Andrianna Gorsky. Meredith Randle. Alison Bentley. Abigail 
Bosharrt, Jesse Ferrell Back Row: Emily Watson. Samantha Brothers. Julie Lang. 
Emma Banchoff. Kylie Nelson. Coach Jen Dean Not Pictured: Camille Uzel. Mary 
O'Connor. Beth Bodner. Giulia Cajati 

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and how did your team overcome them? 



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Senior Lindsay Boryan, 
Varsit> Captain 

"We had a hard time staying 
positive because of a few losses 

in the beginning. The way we 

overcame that was by learning 

everyone's strengths and using 

them as a team." 

Senior Jennifer Browning, 
Varsity Captain 

"When we faced more 

challenging teams, we had a 

hard time working together. So 

we learned to practice 

communication which proved to 

help us succeed." 

Junior Camelia Ruhalca\a. 
JV Captain 

"The biggest challenge for the 
JV team was that we had a lot of 

new players. During practice 
upperclassmen would be paired 
up with freshmen, so that they 
could better their techniques." 

' Rose Dodge dues a pop to get passed the Yorktovvn player, and prepares to pass it to 
■ w teammate. Trusting their team members helped the players to stack up wins. "We 

I oft as individuals in the beginning of the year, and we slowly worked as a team and 
*\<X& each other's skills." said Dodge. 

freshman Emma Banchoff runs back to 
defend the goal. Strong defense proved 
effective in keeping the opponents from 
scoring. "It was difficult to learn how to 
defend the goal, but I definitely improved 
throughout the season." said Banchoff 

Sophomore Ta'Chelle Morris quickly 
moves past an opposing player. She swiftly 
stole the ball from them. "I have improved 
my stick skills a lot by practicing them and 
slowly picking up speed." said Morris. 

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Sophomore Stephen Laredo follows 
through utter hitting the ball at his ninth 
hole of the day. This was Laredo's second 
year participating on the golf team. "1 
liked being on the golf team because 
practices were easy and not too long." 




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Go//Front Row: William Farley. Stephen Laredo Back Row: Coach Kevin Clark. 
Craig Stephanson, Andrew Hansen. Gavin Treweek, Jake Merrill. Robert Burgess. 
Coach Doug Grove 

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On and off the green, the golf team managed to have a good time 

When asked about golf, many 
people would use one word: 
boring. But this year's golf team 
was an enjoyable experience for 
all who were invoked. "We 
joked around a lot; it was never 
too serious." sophomore Stephen 
Laredo said. This statement is 
contradictory to most 
expectations of the sport. The 
team saw this as something that 
set them apart from the rest. 

For most of the players, golf 
was a chance for them to loosen 
up and have a good time. "It was 
fun because we could all hang 
out, and it was never too 
stressful," said senior Gavin 
Treweek. Most teams expected a 
lot from their season, but the golf 
team was oka} with taking it 
easy. "It helps when there isn't too 

Juniors Robert Burgess and Andrew 
Hansen walking to the next hole together. 

much pressure on the players." 
junior Robert Burgess said. With 
a laid back team there were sure 
to be some memorable times on 
the golf course. 

When asked about funny 
moments of the season, coach 
Kevin Clark laughed and sank 
"Well. Gavin always used a 

driver on every hit. and Craig 
spent more time in the woods 
than on the course." Clark 
enjoyed the team this year 
because of its dedicated yet 
entertaining players. "The team 
was a high energy group with a 
lot of character; the focus was to 
have a good time." 

Even though there were a lot 
o\' fun times, they took the game 
seriously and made it to districts. 
The golf team knew when it was 
the right time to joke around, and 
they knew when to give it their 
all. At the end of their season, 
they proved that a team can let 
loose and still place second in the 
Regional Tournament. 

- Lisa McNabola, 'I I 
Simula Ahmed, 09 

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Senior Craig Stephanson focuses while he hits 
the h;ill out of a sand trap. Stephanson had a 
career best score of I2N. "I played on the golf 
team because I like it and it was lice; that's 
why most people played." said Stephanson. 

Junior Robert Burgess li its .1 hall at the 
Regional Tournament. Burgess was one of two 
players from the golf team that made it to the 
Regional Tournament. "Robbie gave us a lot of 
tips because he was one of the best players." 
said fellow teammate Craig Stephanson, senior. 

Coaches Kevin Clark and Doug Grove wait 
for the team to finish at the Washington 
Golf and Country Club. Both coaches 
enjoyed helping the team. "1 affectionately 
called them mj idiots' due to their constant 
goofiness," said Grove. 

Junior Andrew Hansen plays with a 
golf ball while he waits to hit. The 
team tried to put effort in the game, 
while not getting too stressed about 
their performances. "Even Coach 
Grove and Coach Clark joked around 
with us," said Hansen. 

Senior William Farley and junior 
Jake Merrill look on as a fellow 
teammate hits the ball. Supporting 
one another was a priority. "Just 
practicing as a team was an important 
thing to do." said Merrill. 





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the ball. Sen ing « as a crucial part of the 
game, and if done well, was an eas) way to 

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Senior Sarah Bayliff bumps the ball o\ 
the net. Fast reflexes are required for h 
position. She usually provided blockic 
the net as middle hitter. 

In your opinion, what 
does it take to play volleyball? 

Varsity Volleyball Front Row: Bngitte Jahncke. Lorrane Freitas. Morotina Katgbo 
Hack Row: Emilj Seklecki, Kaycee Smith. Sarah Bayliff. Aliya Winker. Rebecca 
Junes. Anna llalverson 

Niti Paudval, 

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"Volleyball takes a lot of 

"When playing volleyball, 

"It lakes dedicatior 

dedication, time, passion 

you must he mentally and 

practice, and a lot < 

and love for the spurt." 

physically reads to play. 

patience, to play voile} 

You must be determined 

and ultimately succel 

and he reads to plaj hard." 

Freshmen Volleyball Fronf Row: Nicole Collantes, Ellen Halverson Row 2: Lula Menari, 
Lassallete Newton, I aun n Zahn Zhane Matos, Niti Paudyal, Madison rayloi Back Row: 
Robin Leiter, Caitlin 0'( lonnor, Anuka ( Ihuluundavaa, Lydia Schneider, Laurie Gagne, 
'.in i ah lames, Brooke Ripp\ 

Junior Varsity Volleyball Megan Adkms Blanch, liana Hadzibegovic, Jessica Viricol 
Coach Leah Saxton- Young, Jillian I uoma Overstreet, Mary Hamilton, and Javkhlanfl 
Vaajilnorou Not Pictured: I .una Kane. Jessica Tarlton, Erin Fox, Kane Menoche, A 

l )ahl. S\ iiilna Boudreau 



Senior Sarah Bay HIT. sophomore 
Brigitte Jahneke. and senior Kaycee 
Smith stand ready in then defense 
positions on serve-receive. In order to 
side-out and win the point back to 
serve, the ball had to be passed, set, 
and sent over the net to the opposing 
team without error. 

The team eelebrates among 
themselves with encouraging high- 
fives. The big victory against 
Marshall predicted a hopeful season 
for the varsity volleyball team. Good 
attitudes were needed in order to 
perform well. 

Sophomore Anna Halverson makes an 
attack on the opposing team. Halverson 
tipped the ball over the net in this attack, 
which made it harder for the opponent's 
defense to adjust and receive the ball. 
"Tipping the ball is like a sneak attack that 
always works," said Halverson. 


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The volleyball program had a big transformation 
that led to a successful season 

BThe varsity team takes time-outs to 
■view their game plan during games. 
Bme-outs were a good chance to fix 
inor offensive and defensive problems 
^d to take a sip of water. "To get 
imped up for games we usually have 
ir team talks." said Rebecca Jones. 
After the games. Coach Orrin Hassal 
iid Coach Steve Taphorn discuss and 
view the game with the players. This 
is a good chance to help the players 
iderstand iheir mistakes 

This season, all of the volleyball 
teams improved dramatically. 
Practices helped all of the players 
perform better on the court. 

The daily workouts were a good 
chance for the team to build 
communication skills and develop 
better abilities that were brought 
out to the court. "Practices are 
pretty intense. but lots of 
fun." said Javkhlantuya 

Vaanjilnorov. sophomore. "We 
work hard to develop different 
skills to improve our playing." 

Many freshmen players focused 
on learning because the team faced 
many challenges that tested both 
individual players and their skills. 
"This was my first year playing 

volleyball." said freshman Kayla 
Schoomaker. "At first it was 
difficult, but then it became 

In the beginning of the season, 
the junior varsity team struggled to 
perform. The JV team had many 
players join late during the 
season. "It's surprising that we can 
all work well together and play the 
way we play without having been a 
team for very long time." said 
freshman Erin Fox. 

After losing several seniors last 
year, the varsity team had no 
option but to strive for the better 
with new members on the team. 
The new additions helped them 
excel and make it to the Regional 

Tournament. "Since the team is 
pretty small, there was a lot of 
room for improvement." said 
sophomore Rebecca Jones. 

With positive attitudes and 
dedication, the volleyball program 
improved a great deal. "Volleyball 
wasn't easy at first, but over the 
last two years, my skills have 
progressed significantly," said 
sophomore Anna 

Halverson. With hard work, 

determination, and expertise, the 
teams improved their talent and 
developed lasting relationships 
with one another. 

- Chelsea Felix, '10 
Lindsay Cronin. '1 1 

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SCORE cand 

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Luke Malley 


Steve San Miguel 


Brian McGrail 


Regis Peeples 


John Sheahan 


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Meredith Denton 


Katri Gurney 


Emily Walker 


Cecily Leahy 


Jasmine Herndon 


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Sophomore Eric Fry stretches 
before a cross country meet 
with coach Laura Jenkins. 
Stretching before a meet « as a 
always a necessity. Stretching 
is really important to loosen 
your muscles." said Fry. "You 
get really sore after a run w hen 
vou don't stretch." 

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Caoss Country Front Row: Paige Taylor. George Guerrero. Cecily Leahy. Meredith Denton. Charles 
Hilla. Betis Sanchez-Sorto Row 2: Hudson Worden. Daniel Browning, Cynthia Carson, Audrej Sonntag, 

Daniel Weiner. Joshua Braden, Henry Phillips. Gretchen Schroeder Row 3: Gabriel Yudken. Manon 
Loustaunau. Jasmine Herndon. Joseph Crandall. My-Anh Nguyen. Gregory Jacks, Arlev Turner. 
Alexander Kopenhaver. Lelia Troiano Row 4: Assistant Coach Matt Pryzydial, Jordan Mandel. Eric Fry. 
Nathaniel Root. Stewart Foster. Bradford McGann. Christopher Stephens, Head Coach Jeffrey McCarthy 
Back Row: William Warren. Luke Malley, Peter Vemia. Brian McGrail. Nathan Shagam. John Sheahan. 
Reuben Luoma-Overstreet. Katri Gurney. Marc Patton Not Pictured: John Bardo. Erik Binczewski, 
Lukas Eigler-Harding. Eric Escobar. Steven Hazel. Zachary Keller, Lucas Leblanc. Christopher Lent. 
Thomas Miotke. Trevor Newton. Regis Peeples, Marc Portis. Edward Powell. Jordan Ricker. Brendan 
Ritter, Steve San Miguel. Evan Seklecki. Eliot Somers. Sean Tichenor. Mary Ambrose, llona 
Brueckmann. Vasth) Delgado. Alexandra Jones. Sophie Kiendl. Madison Lane. Nataly Montano-Vargas. 
Petra Nichols. Holly Parker. Ann Plotkin. Morgen Scott. Natalie Shearin. Emily Walker 


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The cross country team grew in both size and talent 

With many new runners added to 
the cross country team, it became a 
force to be reckoned with. The boys 
team won first place in the Arlington 
County meet for the third year in a 
row. largely in part to the dedication 
of returning runners and enthusiasm 
of new runners. 

The girls team had a strong 
season as well, welcoming the 
fifteen new runners to the team. The 
team had the largest turnout ii has 
had in many years. Senior captain 
Luke Malley said, "Part of the 
reason the cross country team has so 
many new members is because cross 
country is consistently successful 
and people want to be part ol a 
winning team ' 

Cross country does not have the 
instant gratification other sports 
have, such as scoring a goal or a 
touchdown. "Runners know that the 
reward earned ovei hundreds of 

miles is much sweeter and much 
longei lasting than anything that can 

The girls cross country team gets pumped 
up before a meet, ('heeling before races 
got everyone excited to begin their runs. 
and it helped unify them before the race. 

be achieved in a day," said head 
coach Jeffrey McCarthy. 

Cross country runners always 
showed a special level of dedication, 
striving for improvements on their 
previous runs. 'The dedication every 
runnei shows bj running almost 

every day of the week says a lot 
about the team in general." said 

senior captain Regis Peeples. 

Unifying a large team is alw a\ s 
a challenge; however, the cross 
country team took this challenge in 
stride. With team dinners, bonding 
time between races, and spending 
almost every day together from 
August until the middle of October, 
the team got very close. "We all run 
together during the week, we all take 
the bus to our meets, and then we 
spend hours cheering each other on 
during the races." said senior captain 
Alley Turner. 

With a team full of new and eager 
runners, the cross counter) team 
exceeded its expectations. As the 
new members proved themselves. 
the returning runners proved then 
leadership abilities to the 

Vine Murray .10 
Raquel Sands, '10 


Cross Country 

Juniors Stewart Foster, Henry 
Phillips, and Steven Hazel stick 
together throughout the race. Team 
members demonstrated a good 
support system during races. 

Runner's dcunm 

Life as members of cross country 

"The reason I joined the team was because I 
thought I was out of shape, and I also wanted to do 
something valuable with my time." 

Steve San Miguel, Junior 

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"Running is real relaxing because it feels so 
satisfying after a run, no matter what your time is. 
You feel so accomplished in the end." 

Jasmine Herndon, Freshman 

"It gives a sense of accomplishment, especially 
when it tests your limits running. Afterwards you 
feel really good at the results." 

Gabriel Yudken, Sophomore 

"Even though it was my first year doing cross 
country, I immediately got the hang of things and 
really enjoy it now." 

Meredith Denton, Junior 

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The cross country team runs laps at 
practice. The intense routines were five 
daj s a week in order to prepare for the 
races on Saturday mornings. 

Freshman Jordan Ricker makes a dash to 
the finish line. An important part of the 
cross country race was the final hundred 
meters. Runners gave everything they had 
left to those final meters. 

The girls cross country team competes in one of 
the many cross country meets. The girls took 
part in nine cross country meets throughout the 
season. Although the girls team only had three 
returning runners, the new runners promised 
success for the future. 

Sports ( 55 

CAPTAIN ^udLfid 

The two senior captains this year, Tameka 
Roney and Darrisaw Tatum, had an entirely 
different challenge facing them. They competed on 
their own in the Winterfest hip-hop dance 
competition, held at West Potomac High School, in 
nearby Fairfax County. 

In addition to learning the team routine, they 
had to learn a second routine created specifically 
for a pair. "Learning everything at once was pretty 
hard," said Roney. All the hard work eventually 
paid off, because the girls placed first place in the 
competition. "It was a crazy adrenaline rush," said 

For the past three years, the senior captains have placed first in their competition, 
so there was pressure on this year's captains. At the same time, they were excited to 
live up to the expectations. They scored the highest of the four competitors with a 
score of 244 out of 300. 

The judges praised Tatum and Roney for their spirit and their exciting 
performance. "It was great to win both of the categories," said Tatum, "especially for 
my senior year." Coach Ball was proud of all of their hard work during the 
sometimes-challenging season. "They did a really great job," said Ball. "The captains 
left big shoes to fill for the dance teams in years to come." 

Captains Darrisaw Tatum and Tameka 
Roney before their competition 



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Through dedication, the team earned first place in their competition 

The hip-hop dance team was a 
predominantly new team with only 
three returning members. This 
created a challenge for the team, 
but it ultimately led to success. 

The members had to get to 
know each other as teammates, as 
well as dancers. They had to learn 
how to work together, so that their 
dances appeared smooth and 
uniform. "Everyone supported 
each other," said junior Zeynep 
Solak. "The old members helped 
out the new members if they were 

Intense practices were held alter 
school everyday with coach Nekya 
Ball and assistant coach Ali 
Scannell. Practice involved 
learning new dance steps and 
routines lor various performances. 
The coaching stall created a new 
dance routine lor every game 

freshman Liliana Alcantara-Plait . juniors 

Zeynep Solak. and Brianna Coneys, seniors 

Tameka Kone\. and Darrisaw Tatum. 

and assembly in which the team 
performed, "We practiced over 
and over until we got every step 
perfect," said freshman Marsha 

The dance team has had a 
record of placing first or second in 
competitions, so the pressure was 
on this year to continue their 
legacy. At the Winterfest dance 

competition, the team executed 
their routine perfectly, thanks to 
their hard work all season long. 
They placed first in the hip-hop 
category out of five teams with a 
score of 257 out of 300. Three 
judges scored them based on 
different categories, such as 
technique, transitions, and overall 
appeal. "The girls did really well; I 
was very proud of them," said 
Coach Nekya Ball. 

The members o\ the team felt 
that they had achieved this level o\' 
success through dedication and 
teamwork. "The chemistry 
between all of us really helped us 
to succeed," said freshman Olivia 
Green. All the girls agreed that 
while being on the team required a 
lot of hard work, it was definitely 
worth it. 

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sr > ) Dance Team 

Senior Darrisaw Tatum. freshman Marsharika 
( lolemen, and junior Briana Coneys pump up the 
crowd al a school-wide pep rally. The dance 
team's performance was always a popular event 
among the student body at the assemblies and 
pep rallies. 

Senior Tameka Roney and junior Briana Cone} s 
get into position before the beginning of their 
routine. They were part of the performance 
during halftime of the boys basketball game 
against Ybrktown Hich School. 

Dance Team Front Row: Julia Huvnh, Marsharika Colemen, Olivia Green Back Row: 
Liliana Alcantara-Pfaff. Darrisaw Tatum. Tameka Roney. and Zeynep Solak 

The team poses on Halloween night before 
their halftime performance at the friday 
night football game versus Yorktown High 
School. The members of the team liked to 
wear elaborate costumes and makeup that 
were different for each presentation. 

Sports ( 57 

Freshman Dominique Stocks performs a 
dance move during halftime at the 
freshmen boys basketball game. 

The varsity squad performs an elaborate 
stunt at their competition during the 
winter season. 

Freshman Hind Lakrouchni is one o\' the 
few flyers for the freshman eheerleading 
team. Flyers are individuals who are 
supported in the air b\ their teammates. It 
took a lot of strength and courage to 
perform stunts as a flyer. 




The \ arsity team cheers on the school 
during the fall pep really . The student bl 
looked forward to the performance of til 
eheerleading team at the seasonal eventl 

What did you enjoy most about 
eheerleading this season? 

Varsity Cheerleading Front Row: Catherine Dorset. Anna Butt. Row 2: Nitika 
Dumera, Brooke Hudd, Samantha Sachs. Row 3: Jazmin Woodson. Lousia Gilson, 

Allison Mihalik. Megan Kroger. Alexandra Arriaza. Back Row: Madeline Hay. 
Carmen Framinan, Chaimae Haronni, Sophie Jenkins. Jayney Riddick, Torie Coppa 

Louisa Gilson, 

"We found out we had 

placed third, rather than 

fifth, at districts, which 

qualified us for regionals. 1 

Joanna De La Via, 

"I enjoyed learning new 

stunts, as well as meeting 

new people that became 

really great friends." 

Uyanga Boldbaata: 

"1 loved the adrenaline I 

1 felt every time 1 stepl 

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JVGirh Cheerleading Front Ro«: Veronica Strokes, Sarah Bel Hadj Nasi. Hack Row: 
Rebecca Fisk, Sierra Riddle ' inga Boldbaatai Not Pictured: Gabrielle Casteal, Danail 

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Irishmen Cheerleading Front Row. Redid I igaba, Dominique Stocks. Row 2: Dal 
Bascope, Melina Mora. Back Row: Hind Lakrouchni. Not Pictured: Joanna DeLa Vi 
Vasth) Delgado. Dinai Kebede, Rahkia Legrand 


Teammates sophomore Samantha 
Sachs, sophomore Jazmin Woodson, 
and freshman Madeline Hay execute a 
Ntinit at one of the varsity basketbal 
games. Stunts often included splits. 
backhand springs, and flips. 
Acrobatics are an important part of 
cheering at the varsity level. 

Sophomore Megan Kroger, senior 
Anna Butt, and sophomore Chaimae 
Haronni perform a cheer to pump up 
the crowd and basketball players at the 
boj s varsity game. The crowd often 
joined in on some of the well-known 
cheers to get into the spirit of the game. 

Sophomore Veronica Stokes cheers on 
the JV boys basketball team at a home 
game Although the JV team was small in 
number, they brought energy and spirit to 
the sporting events. " I loved cheering at 
the games and pep rallies." said Stokes. 
"They were really exciting." 

Cheerleaders used their spirit and enthusiasm to pump up the crowd 

Sophomore Torrie Coppa and junior 
ynev Riddick gather together foi .1 
:cture before they cheer at a football 
imc. 2. The varsity cheerleaders 
•rform in front of the judges during a 
impetition in the fall season. The 
irsity squad's hard work throughout 
e year showed when they took third 

the district competition and moved 
1 to regionals. 

Many people might not consider 
cheerleading to be the most difficult 
sport, but the squads proved this 
statement to be false. "Cheerleading is 
unique because it is a combination of 
dancing, stunting, and gymnastics." 
said junior Brooke Hudd. "It may not 
seem like it. but it is an incredibly 
athletic sport." With dedication and 
focusing on many different skills, the 
teams had a very successful season. 

This year was different from 
seasons in the past because the varsity 
team lost eight seniors. The team had 
to quickly learn how to work as one. 
"If everyone isn't working together as 
a team, our routine will fall apart." 
said junior Catherine Dorset. 

The squads improved their routines 
by learning more difficult stunts. By 

adding more skills to their repertoire 
the) improved their traditional cheers. 

The freshmen team had a large turn 
out compared to last year. Although 
the junior varsity team had a small 
squad, they still worked hard to meet 
their coaches' standards. "It was great 
to see so much enthusiasm in the 
younger girls," said senior Anna Butt. 
The freshman and junior varsity 
squads provided spirit and support that 
was greatly appreciated by the teams 
and fans. 

The fall competition delivered 
unexpected results. The team 
performed a fantastic routine, but was 
originally placed fifth. Later they were 
given exciting news: the officials had 
accidentally omitted one of the judge's 
scores from the total, and when 

it was added in. they received third 
place. "We nailed the routine, so we 
definitely deserved to go to regionals." 
said junior Sophie Jenkins. Although 
they did not place in regionals, they 
were pleased with the results of this 
seasons hard work. 

With all of the hard work the girls 
still had time to enjoy the sport and 
their teammates. "Although the sport 
is totigh, I'm always laughing and 
having fun when I am with my 
teammates," said sophomore Chaimae 
Haronni. With hard work, but fun 
loving attitude, the teams made it a 
memorable year. 

- Emily Seklecki. '09 

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Junior Rodderick Battle makes a 
lay-up in spite of the attempted 
fouls against him. Battle focused 
scoring points even when the 
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Boys Varsity Basketball Front Row: Benjamin Schwartz, Craig Stephanson. Charles 
Fuller. Samuel Dajon Taylor Row 2: Kevin Donahue. Thomas Edwards. Phillip North. 
Roy Brent Powell. Gavin Treweek Back Row: Assistant Coaches Keith Whitney and Eric 
Rodriguez. Jay Pasquarette. Andre Birdsong. Alec Pastre. Timothy Edwards. Ryan 
Mclver Buescher, Assistant Coach Chris Jacobs, Head Coach Bobby Dobson, and 
Assistant Coach Ed Carrasquillo Not Pictured: Rodderick Battle 

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The varsity boys basketball team focused on rebuilding its foundation 
and striving to reach its potential 

This year, the basketball team 
had to virtually rebuild itself after 
losing five senior varsity players 
from last season. As athletes, they 
had to bond and work together as 
a team while also learning one 
another's personalities and 
characteristics on the court. 

Each player had different ways 
in which they dealt with preparing 
themselves for games and keeping 
their nerves at bay. 

Basketball season came into 
full swing and officially started at 
try-outs. "I coach for the passion, 
and I look for kids who give a 
great effort." said Coach Bobby 
Dobson. "Of course. it is 
important for them to have 
basketball talent as well." 

Preparation lor games was 
crucial for every player in order to 
play to their lull potential and 

"I coach like I play. I'm very competitive 

and emotional. I want to be an aggressive 

team so that's how I coach." said Coach 

Bobby Dobson. pictured addressing 

players on the bench. 

keep their nerves in line. "I like to 
be alone and think before games 
and jusl relax." said junior 
Rodderick Battle. 

Emotions can also be mixed 
before games. "I'm excited to go 
out there and get a win, but also 
nervous because I don't want to let 


the team down in any way," said 
junior Timothy Edwards. 

Rebuilding the team this year 
was not an easy task. "We lost a 
lot of height last year. Now I'm the 
tallest person," said junior Alec 
Pastre. Winning shows some of a 
team's character and 

sportsmanship, but how they react 
to a defeat shows all of it. "After a 
loss, we usually get together as a 
team and discuss our mistakes." 
said junior Kevin Donahue. 
"We're open about what we did 
wrong, so we can fix the mistakes 
and win." After special attention 
was paid to common mistakes, 
improvement became more 

As the season progressed, so 
ditl the players' talent and ability 
to work together. 

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Senior Charles Fuller scores a basket 
alongside junior Alec Past re despite 
efforts from the other team to maintain a 
strong defense. Effort and speed were key 
aspects of getting past the opposing team 
"The players this year give a lot more 
effort," said Pastre. 




1 . Juniors Thomas Edwards 
and Roy Brent Powell show 
support for their team by 
celebrating the start of their 
game. 2. Junior Samuel 
Dajon Taylor takes a three- 
point jump shot. Taylor used 
his sharp shooting form 
when he was looking to 
score. "My favorite memory 
of the season was when I 
scored 30 points against 
Massaponax," said Taylor. 

3. Junior Thomas Edwards 
catches the basketball in a 
triple threat stance in order 
to be in a position where he 
could either shoot, dribble, 
or pass to another teammate. 

4. Ryan Mclver Buescher 
makes a lay-up in practice. 
When nice shots were made 
in practice, the team 
cheered. "I think we've 
come together more as a 
team this year," said 
Buescher. "We're a lot 
closer." 5. Before a game, 
the team all huddled 
together, put in their fists. 
and shouted "Generals!" as a 
sign that they were ready to 


Junior Kevin Donahue presses the 
opposing team's ball handler in an 
excellent defensive stance. Putting 
pressure on the ball became important in 
close games where defense was a key 
component to win. "In order to have a 
sucessful team, you must have a strong 
defense." said Donahue. 

Senior Gavin Treweek gives teammates 
juniors Phillip North and Benjamin 
Schwartz high fives while coming back 
to the bench. Players supported each 
other both on and off the court to keep 
their spirit up. 

Junior Phillip North makes a basket in 
a game against Falls Church. Crowds 
often stood up and cheered after points 
were scored during games to boost the 
team's energy. 




Sophomore Lindsey Treweek prepares lo 
shoot a free-throw. E\ery tree-throw shot 
helped the team's progress. "One of the 
great things about being on the team is the 
friends sou make, and playing a school 
sport enhances school spirit." said Treweek. 

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How do you celebrate wins? 

Varsity Girls Basketball Front Row: Brianna Hogan. Evelyn Hart/. Pallvi Chopra 
Row 2: Team manager Vanessa Andia. Rachel Schwartz, Janese Jackson, Shante 
Waller, Jennifer McC'uc. team manager Sally Sala/ar Back Row: Coach Ron Files. 
Michelle Derieux, l.irulsey Treweek, Alaia (Carina O'Friel. Leah Woodruff. Rachael 
Rich. Coach Angie Kelly. Coach Gloria Schnepp Not Pictured: Emma Wolfarth. 
Eleanor Mills 

Jennifer McCue, Junior 

Shante Waller. Junior 

Rachel Schwartz. Jun 

"We usually yell in the 

locker room after a win. 

Sometimes we get practice 

off. usually on Saturdays, if 

we win Friday. That's 

always the best part " 

"Wins are just like losses; 

you have to go to practice 

and put a better effort for 

the next time." 

"I like to celebrate whl 

just laughing w ith m 

teammates and ha\ ing 

good lime." 



ills varsity basketball team sells cookies ami cupcakes on the the In si floor alter 
school Hie bake sales were a great waj foi the girls to bond and raise money I 
enjoyed the bake sales because we did a lot ol team bonding." said junioi I eah 

\\ mm, hull "We spent the money on oin shoes and sweats." 

The girls huddle around then coaches. Angie Kelly and Ron files, foi some words o\ 
ads ice. I he team discussed how to improve for then next games. "We gel really excited] 
about each win. This year is another building sear so ever) « in is really important to us 

said seinoi I'.ilK i Chopra. "We talk about all ol the good things we did. so we can contil 
to do those things in the next game as well." 


Varsity Girls Basketball 

Coaches and teammates cheer on then 
team. They remained excited 
throughout Che game, offering support 

lin one another. 

Junior Janese Jackson leaps to intercept 
the ball before an Edison player. She 
remained alert throughout the game. 
with quick action against the Other 
team. "You have to be haul working 
and diligent." said Jackson. "My 
favorite part is being around all the 
girls and the coaches. We've become 
close like a family." 

Sophomore Rachacl Rich focuses on 
shooting the ball. Focus and 
concentration were common issues the 
team overcame. 


The varsity girls basketball team went through many changes together 

Drive to Win 

I "You have to be strong emotionally 
md physically, and he able to get up at 
7 :0() in the morning on Saturday for 

Leah Woodruff, Junior 

. 'You have to be optimistic because 
egardless of the record von have to 
hink of ways to improve for the 

I'.i i.uiii.i Hnuiin, freshman 

The varsity giris basketball team, 
and their new coaches, made the best 
of their time together. "The team is 
more competitive than in past years," 
said coach Angie Kelly. "Talent-wise 
the team is better, too. Although, the 
record does not reflect the 

Many students had developed 
passion for the sport when they were 
younger. "I have loved basketball 
since I got into it in sixth grade, and it 
was t li n being on the court with your 
friends." said junior Jennifer McCue. 

The girls varsity basketball team 
improved dramatically. They enjoyed 
having a good crowd turn out to 
support them and wished for that 
support to grow. Many parents 
attended the games, as well as 

However, growing did not come 

easily. It took a lot of hard work on 
the teams behalf, with many 
practices during each week. The 
girls were challenged to perform 
defensive and offensive drills. 
"Sometimes practices can be pretty 
intense." said junior Rachel 
Schwartz. "We do the best we can to 
prepare for all of our games, but we 
also like to have a little fun. too." 

Adapting to new coaches and 
their styles was difficult and 
frustrating at times. The teams 
success depended on having a 
committed coach. The girls 
basketball team has gone through 
many changes with coaches over the 
last four years. According to the 
players this year, they hit a high 
point. "Last year it was a constant 
battle with the coaches." said junior 
Emma Wolfarth. "This year, they 

inspire us to play better." 

Although many of the members had 
passion for basketball and other sports 
at a young age. for some, joining the 
team was a new experience. "During 
the first week of school Coach Kelly 
came up to me in the hallway, asking 
me if I played basketball," said junior 
Alaia Karina O'Friel. "Everyone kept 
telling me that I should play because of 
my height, so I decided to try out." 

The team found what they needed in 
their new coaches. With more support 
the varsity team was able to connect 
and grow with one another, on and off 
the court. Despite many losses, they 
worked hard at every practice to 
improve and carry on. 

- Jacqueline Garcia. '09 

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Sophomore Austin Evans dribbles the ball 
down the court and looks for an open 
player. Passing and dribbling were both 
important skills the team had to have. "You 
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The freshman team huddles up during a lime-out to quickly discuss the game plan 
and characteristics of the opposing team. Time-outs were key in keeping the team 
focused during games. "It's important for the team to communicate, so we know 
what we need to do." said freshmen Jarrod Nagurka. 

Timothy Jenkins, 

'I go to the games because I 
see my friends and some of 
them play." 

Ryan Zielinski, 

"I like to watch basketball, 
and I know the people on 
the team." 

Ariana Mazzucchej 

"It's fun to be around pe 
from school during gal 
because we all come to | 
the team play. 

J\ How Basketball Hack Row: Assistant Coach Je te Peele, Bobbj Drayton, ( lornelius 

Drayton Matthew Newman, Garretl Bangsboll, John Pastre, Mohamed labbara, Michael 
i faldel Coach Ron Haskins, Front Row: Oliver ( Iross, Antoine Ingram, Andrew 
Karpinski, Moussa Diallo, Austin Evans, benjamin Brady Not Pictured: Robert Dewald, 
Keith Ricks 

6 I ) JV and Freshman Boys Basketball 

Freshman How Basketball back Row: Assistant Coach Scott Newman, Biniam Gared, 

Benjamin Klingelhofer, bun Jones. John Beckman, Christopher 1 enl. /achen I lunter. 
Coach Nick O'Fiesh Front Row: Matthew llcalcv. Jarrod Nagurka. Jorell Cm/. Kodcric 
( ribson, Sayo McCow in 

Sophomore Mohamed Jabbara takes a free- 
throw shot. Free-throw shots were taken after 
the other team made a foul. "There's a lot of 
pressure during a foul shot because everyone 
is looking at you," said Jabbara. 

Freshman John Beckman makes a lay-up for 
the freshman team. Lay-ups were a basic 
element to scoring points. "We practice a lot 
of basics like lay-ups and passes," said 

Sophomore Garrett Bangsboli jumps above 
his defenders to take a shot. Being able to 
outplay the opposing team was necessary in 
order to score points. "We have close games, 
but we know we can win." said Bangsboli. 

Sophomore Keith Ricks dribbles the ball 
down the court and gets around his 
defender. Agility and speed, along with 
rudimentary skills, were necessary to be a 
strong basketball player. "Dribbling is one 
of the first things you learn, but you always 
practice to improve at it," said Ricks. 

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The junior varsity and freshman teams worked 
hard to prepare for their games 

'ractice Makes Perfect 

. freshmen coach. Nick O'Fiesh, 
xplains a drill to the team. Drills were 
ised so that players got the basics oi 
jasketball perfectly. 2. The freshman 
earn watches as fellow team members 
jractice a play. Practicing plays was 
mportant for games, so that the team 
ould get past the opposition. 

Both the junior varsity and 
freshmen teams had to work hard 
during practices so it would 
translate on to the court. "We 
always practice hard and work 
together." said junior Matthew 
Newman. "Not everyone knows 
how hard we work for the team." 

Practices for the teams 
consisted mainly of drills, 
working on plays, and running. 
"Sometimes it's hard because we 
run a lot. We run all the time," 
said freshman Biru Jones. 

Although some practices were 
harder than others, players on 
both teams understood the reason 
behind all the work. "We put a 

lot of effort and hard work into 
practices, so we can win," said 
freshman John Beckman. The JV 
and freshman players applied 
themselves for the common goal: 
to succeed in games. 

The players and coaches 
worked vigorously to the last 
moments of practice and discussed 
strategy to ensure a good game 
would be played. Practices before 
games were different, so players 
could prepare specific skills and 
perfect plays. "Before games we 
talk about what will work against 
the team we're going to play, like 
which plays we'll use," said 
sophomore Oliver Cross. 

Even after games, it was 
important for the team to learn 
how to improve. "After we play, 
we talk about what we did and 
how to get better." It was 
important to talk about how the 
games turned out so players 
could have the satisfaction of a 
job well done and understand 
what areas needed improvement. 
Through focus and dedication, 
the two teams were able to work 
hard. "We want to win," said 
sophomore Garrett Bangsboli. 
"We want to improve as a team, 
but also individually." 

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Freshman Brooke Rippy takes the ball 
down the court. Offense was an important 
aspect to the team this year. "We practice 
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Sophomore Sandra McCartin makes a 
throw shot. The shot put the team in th 
lead. "It's so intense when everyone is 
and watching you because sou don't w 
to mess up." said McCartin. 

What is your favorite part of basketball? 

Freshman Charle Ingram dribbles across the court looking for an open teammate. 
Working as a team was greatly emphasized this past season. "Our goal for this year 
is to get better and grow in friendship." said Ingram. 

Meredith Randk 1 , 

"Playing in the games, it 
really helps to know that 
hard work paj S off in the 
end. It's especially good 
when you win." 

Jennifer Bern . 

"My favorite part is the 

games. We get to put all the 

hard work we do at practices 

to good use and hopefully 

come out on top." 

Clare TerpstraJ ' 

"Mj favorite part o] 

basketball is the team.] 

work great together ami 

alone realh well."! 

Freshman dirls Basketball front Row: Marj O'Conner, Susan Ferguson, Robin Cordon. 
Meredith Randle Row 2: Emilj Cook. Lauren Montana. Morgan Livezey, EmmaTober, 
Camille Uzel, < harle Ingram < oac h Aaron Queen 

Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Front Row: Raleigh Mills, Knsti Rem. Elizabeth 
Englund, Isabel Siemon-Carome Row 2: Sandra McCartin. Clare Terpstra, Jennifer Be 
Brooke Rippy, Courtnej Riley, Coach Wayne Vincent 

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The junior varsitj and freshman teams 
practice together ever) night during the 
week. The girls did sprints on a daily 
basis in order to build up their 
endurance. "At practice, we run. run. 
and then run some more." said 
sophomore Elizabeth Englund. 

The freshman team works together to 
continue a good offensive strateg) . 
During practice the team worked 
especially hard on then offensive plaj s. 

"To perfect our plays we have to be 
able to communicate as a team." said 
freshman Camille Uzel. 

Both the VV-1. and Edison teams' players 
attempt to rebound the ball. Getting the 
rebounds were emphasized this season 
because it was an easj wa\ to make a 
lay-up. "I have an advantage on getting 
rebounds because I'm taller than most 
players." said freshman Lauren Montana. 

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The captains led the girls basketball teams through a strong season 

Team Huddles 

Before the game begins. Coach 
l \amri Queen gnes the team a pep talk 
ind encourages the girls to play their 
>er\ best. 2. During a break from the 
jame. the freshman team gathers 
iround to hrictK discuss the game 

Some define a team by its 
coaches, some by its wins, others 
by its losses, but the freshman 
and junior varsity teams were 
defined by their captains. 
Whether it was the two 
permanent freshman captains, or 
the rotating junior varsity 
captains, the team was inspired 
and motivated by them. 

For many freshman players, 
this was the first time they played 
a sport at a high school level. The 
team agreed that it was 
intimidating at first. "It's very 
different." said freshman Robin 
Gordon. "Practices are intense 
and full of high energy. We spend 
a lot of time running plays." 

The freshman team captains. 
Meredith Randle and Emma 
Tober. helped the players make 
the transition from middle school 
basketball to high school 
basketball. "Our team needs a lot 
of patience and discipline since 
we are still in the most basic part 
of high school basketball." said 

The junior varsity team had a 
unique way of dealing with team 
captains. They rotated captains 
every week. Each week, there 
were two new team captains, and 
each player had the opportunity to 
be a leader a few times during the 
season. "You have to lead the 
team, be positive, and work 

hard yourself to set an example." 
said sophomore Elizabeth 

Even though the captains were 
the backbone of the team, the 
players put the captains' 
instructions to action. Both the 
freshman and junior varsity teams 
had a very strong bond. They 
knew that in order to have a 
successful season, they must be 
able to work together. As 
freshman, and junior varsity team 
member Brooke Rippy said, "We 
work hard, are positive, and work 
really well as a team." 

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Senior Murilo Bizon smiles at his 
mother on senior night. Senior 
night was an important event for 
senior wrestlers because it 
marked the last home wrestling 
match of their high school career. 
"It's a way to thank the seniors for 
the years of dedication which they 
have put into wrestling, it makes 
all of the seniors feel really 
proud." said Bizon. 



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Wrestling Front Row: Jared Deiner. Jorge Gomez-Pedraza, Timothy Jenkins, Jose 
Vasquez, Victor Palomo-Muno/ Row 2: Joel Gonzalez-Gonzalez. Joshua Deiner, Raisul 
Alam, Ulysses Smith. Charles Smith Row 3: Qashab Wall, Michael Watson. Nicolas 
Burns. Manuel Palomino, Seddhamanik Sarik, Daniel Guenther Back Row: Murilo Bizon. 
Justin Serene, Conor Sharp. Rhyler Heining, Nicholas Freed, Alexander Ashtiany 


The wrestlers showed how a group of individual 
competitors could form a close-knit team 

Despite the fact that every wrestler 
competed in individual matches, the 
team managed to stay a closely-knit 
group throughout the season. 
Unifying a group of individual 
athletes is not an easy task, yet the 
wrestling team showed everyone how 
it is done. 

The program continued to grow 
in popularity among athletes; the 
team acquired a solid group of 
twenty-six wrestlers, ranging from 
novice to experienced. "Even though 
it is my first year on wrestling. I felt 
welcomed to the team immediately," 
said freshman Jared Deiner. The mix 
of experience allowed the new 
wrestlers to learn and sharpen their 
techniques, while getting to know the 
iik He experienced wrestlers. 

Although the si/e changed, the 
practice schedule stayed as rigorous 
as ever, live, or sometimes six. days 
of the week were dedicated to hard 

Members of the wrestling team listening 
to The National Anthem before the 
beginning of the wrestling match. This 
was a good time for the wrestlers to 
mentally prepare for their matches. 

training in order to prepare for the 
Wrestling matches. "II you work hard 
in the room, then the work on the mat 
is routine." said wrestling coach Jim 
Mon. By maintaining the tradition of 
haul work, the team secured their 

spot among the best. 

Friendly competition between 
teammates was an ever-present drive 
for many of the wrestlers. By 
practicing hard against one another, 
the student athletes were primed and 
ready to go come match lime. "The 
competition between all of us only 
helps us improve; it never comes 
between us," said junior Ulysses 

The new wave of wrestlers, along 
with the drive shown throughout the 
season, assured a memorable year for 
everyone. "The team's brightest 
moment was when we pulled together 
and defeated Lake Braddock." said 
senior Michael Watson. 

The team may have been separate 
in competition, bin every individual 
worked haul to solidify a win for the 
leant as a whole 

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Sophomore Rhyler Heining attempts to pin 
his opponent to the mat. When the opponent 
was successfully pinned to that mat, the 
match was over. "The hardest part of a 
wrestling match is when you know you can 
beat someone but you just haven't mentally 
prepared yourself," said Heining. 


"Wrestling is my favorite 
sport because it is very 
competitive and keeps you 
in great shape." 

Justin Serene, 

"Wrestling is much more 
than just an individual 
sport. Everyone needs to 
put in lots of effort at 
practice and in their 
matches for the team to 

Nicolas Burns, 

"The one thing I have 
learned from wrestling is 
appreciate what you eat 
while you can. Wrestling 
has a very strict diet. 

Jorge Gomez-Pedraza, 

Freshman Timothy Jenkins tries to finish 
the match by locking his opponent in a 
position which is hard to maneuver out 
of. Quick feet and fast thinking helped 
the wrestlers get out of tricky situations. 
Every practice devoted time to working 
on fitness to help increase foot speed. 

Freshman Myagmarsuren Khaadan gets 
ready to begin his wrestling match. 
Having a good beginning stance was 
crucial to a strong start in the match. A 
good stance allowed for wrestlers to be 
more agile and quick on their feet. 

Senior Conor Sharp uses all of his 
strength to wrestle his opponent to the 
ground. There was no set time for 
wrestling because it ended once one 
opponent pinned the other. "I 
automatically go for the pin. so I never 
conserve any energy," said Sharp. 

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Junior Lilly Bouldin flips in mid-air off the 
diving board. During practices, divers 
worked to perfect their di\es for the meets. 
"We usualh do repetitions of dives before 
we move on to the next one. and some da\ s 
we throw new ones." said Bouldin. 

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himself for a back flip launch into the 
water. Diving practice required a lot of 
concentration and consistency. It was 
important for divers to concentrate on tl 
task in order to succeed. 

What is expected of a captain? 

Sophomore Hannah Aiken lifts her head sideways for a swift breath of air as she 
swims freestyle during a meet. Being on the swim team tested an athlete's physical 
and mental strength both during practices and competitions. 

Clare O'Doherty, 

"A lot of it is making sure 

everyone is having a good 

time being on the team." 

Nicolas l\ n.ii .mil. i. 

"As captains, we are relied 
on heavilj by our coaches. 
It something needs to get 
done, she comes to one of 
us first." 

Sarah DiNardo. 

"As captain. 1 make surel 
team is fired up for the r;l 
and organize team I 

Girls Swim and Dive Front Row: Elise Littler, Adrianna (ioisks. Leah Daws. Brooke 
I lucid, Nor) I lines. Kirb) Clark, Lillj Bouldin Row 2: Emilj Mathae. Hannah Aiken. ( [are 
O'Dohertj losie Butler, Sophie lenkis, Emil) Walker, Sarah < Ihisholm, .Abigail Conklin, 
Laura Got I Lindsay ( ronin Erin Norman Row 3: < loach Matl I .iconic. ( loach Rachel 
Wishnei Stephanie Dinan, Tessa Van (hack. Marilyn Guerrero, Jordan Kruger, Jennifer 
Browning ^ntonella Rodriguez Cossio, Polina Rendak, ( latherine Dorset, ( loach Erin 
Si nidi Back Row: ( oai h ( linsiophci Anderson, Hale) < Heynik, Kathryn Rabatsk) . Torie 
Coppa, Anna Halverson Kayla S< hoomaker, ( lassandra Ford, Sarah DiNardo. Mallor) 
i zel. Coach Kristina Dorville Not pictured: Suzanne Matyas, Mary O'Connor. Morgen 
. 'ii < hristina Helmick, Claudia Cisneros, Savannah Bostick 

Hoys Swim and Dive Front Row: Andrew Trombly, Mallhew Allen. William Slehm. El 
Kenneth. Lucas I.eblanc. Case) Botticello, Coach Christopher .Anderson Row 2: Coach 
Matt Laconic. Coach Erin Smith, Coach Rachel Wislincr. Tyler Cook. Matthew limes. 
Aaron Michalak. Ryan Swan. Carl Bucigler. Nhat-Ouang Dao. Caleb Wroblewski, Coac 
Kristina Dorville Back Row: Jonathan Brown. Nathan I'range. .lonalhon Banks. David. 
Hemingway, Fredd) Crawford, Jacob Smout, Daniel Watson. Warren Mitchell. Nicolas 
Penaranda, Da\ id Palmer Not pictured: Jacob Huston, Myagmarsuren Khaadan, Nathan 
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Junior Abigail Coiiklin practices her 
Start oft' the block, during warm-ups 
before the meet against Edison. 
Warming up before a race allowed 
s\\ iinmers to get pumped up and ready. 
Reaction times on starts, turns, and 
finishes were vital in close races. 

Sophomore Aaron Michalak takes a 
deep breath while swimming the 
butterfly stroke during a meet. Having 
good breathing techniques proved to be 
a necessity when swimming underwater 
or at a fast pace. A lot of practice time 
was spent on breathing techniques in 
order for the team to do well in meets. 

Freshman Carl Buergler prepares to 
perform his dive during a school meet. 
New divers, both freshmen and 
upperclassmen, proved to be determined 
and consistent with all their efforts. 
Support from teammates allowed divers 
to be confident with their dive, an 
important aspect when competing. 


Swimming and diving took a new approach, starting the season oft well 
and keeping up the effort until the end 

Seniors [.aura Gorsky and Andrew 
Irombly and juniors Brooke Hudd and 
<athrvn Rahatsky show off their star- 
•haped glasses that they received as 
jresents from their "secret swimmers". 
! Senior Jonathon Bank-, lifts his head 
o take a breath while doing the hie. 1st 
•Iroke at the meet against Mt. Vernon. 

By increasing team pride and 
effort, the swim and dive team added 
more achievements to their standing 
positive reputation. Practices were 
longer, and the ties within the team 
remained strong. Team devotion was 
what drove the swim and dive team 
throughout the season. 

At the beginning of the season, 
practice was the most important part. 
"The team has gotten very serious this 
year," said sophomore Genesis 
Portugal-Sanchez. "The practices are 
challenging and really test a person's 

Practices consisted of pace sets, 
distance sets, working on technique, 
and weight room training. These 
helped swimmers to build mental and 
physical strength. 

Along with hard practices, the 

team brought passion to their 
competitions and support for 
teammates. "Everyone has great team 
spirit," said captain Sarah DiNardo, 
senior. "We are very supportive of 
each other: we all cheer for our 
teammates during races." 

Also, because of the amount of new 
freshmen on the team, it was 
important to unite the team. "For team 
bonding, we have pasta dinners every 
Thursday," said senior Laura Gorsky. 
"Then we go out for dinner after our 
meets." Team dinners were a great 
way for everyone to get to know each 
other, according to the team. 

With the energy high, the girls 
overcame several obstacles, while the 
boys took control and had an amazing 
season. Being undefeated early in the 
season, however, had its difficulties; 

the swimmers had to work hard both 
in and out of practice to keep up their 

One of the aspects that led to the 
victories was the doubling of the boys' 
team. "We didn't lose too many boys 
from the team last year," said captain 
Nicolas Penaranda, senior. "So the 
swimmers who didn't graduate only 
improved this year." 

As the season came to a close, both 
girls and boys swim and dive team 
succeeded. The girls overcame their 
difficulties, and the boys continued on 
the road to victory. Through their 
effort and enthusiasm, they came 
together, showing that hard work does 
pay off in the end. 

- Lorrane Freitas, '09 
Raquel Sands. '10 



During a break at a 
gymnastics meet, the team 
takes time from their serious 
surroundings to goof off a 
little. With many new 
members this year, 
enthusiasm was a key element 
in leading the team to success. 

Sophomore Alexandra Arriaza finishes off her 
floor routine during a competition. The floor 
routines give the gymnast a chance to be more 
creative and brina in their own ideas. 

Gymnastics Front Row: Lizzie Ramos-Palma. Sumantha Sachs. Myeisha 
McBee. Irene Khuu Back Row: Megan Adkins-Blanch, Jazmin Woodson, 
Mary Eccles, Brenda Mackey-Kramer. Britta Gonzales Not Pictured: Lindsay 
Cowen. Hana Hadzibegov ic. Kaitlynn Menoche 


the liwul 

Many new members brought hope to the gymnastics team 

At the beginning of the year, it did 
not seem likely that there would be a 
gymnastics team because the two 
members on the team last year 
graduated Suddenly, an 

overwhelming amount of students 
joined, having heard by word-of- 
mouth. "I joined because a friend of 
mine told me she was joining, and I 
wanted to do something for fun and 
joined," said freshman Leah Crangle. 

Having grown significantly in size 
from the previous year, the team 
members became more dedicated and 
more motivated. "Gymnastics is a 
very self-motivated and time- 
consuming sport." said sophomore 
Megan Adkins-Blanch. "We all want 
to do well as a team, so we all 
motivate each other to do our best." 

With incentive to perform at a 
highei level, the girls took practices 
seriously, training their hardest to 

Junior Lizzie Ramos-Palma ami 

sophomores Britta Gonzales and Megan 

Adkins-Blanch watch one of their 

teammate's events. 

improve. "During practice we do not 
have a set routine," said junior 
Myeisha McBee. "We usually work 
on what we need to improve until we 
have our events perfect." 

In addition to the physical growth 
<>! the leant, the team also had man) 

experienced members who have been 
on other gymnastic teams. "I have 
been on a gymnastics team outside of 
school since I was seven," said 
sophomore Samantha Sachs. 

Many of the girls have had at least 
three years of experience with 
gymnastic, and the ones with a hit 
more experience helped their fellow 
gymnasts out. "I try to help out when 
someone doesn't understand 

something because it is easier for a 
gymnast who has done the move to 
explain it to someone living to learn 
it," said Sachs. 

The surprising expansion of the 
leani led to a more unified learn and 
more support lor the girls gymnastics 
team. With the helpful new additions 
lo this growing sport, the gymnastics 
team unproved significantly. 

lessica Li, 10 

72 ) Gymnastics 

Sophomore Ju/min Woodson gets ready to 
dismount off the bar. Some of the gymnasts 
struggle with the bar event. "The bar is probablj 
the most challenging event because of the 
difficulty of the dismount." said Woodson. 

Sophomores Britta Gonzales. Megan 
Adkins-Blanch. and Irene Khu sit and take 
some time to relax. Even though they took 
their competition seriously, there was 
always a positive energy. "I take 
gymnastic seriously, but I try to have fun 
with everyone else," said Gonzales. 

The gymnasts may each have their 
own challenges, but they each help 
one another out when they are having 
a hard time. "I've been doing 
gymnastics for about three years, so I 
still get tips from the girls with a bit 
more experience." said junior 
Myeisha McBee. 

Sophomore Samantha Sachs prepares 
for her balance beam routine. Each 
gymnast preferred certain events over 
others at times. "The beam is one of 
my favorites because it is the hardest, 
and it is a bit more challenging," said 



Girls Indoor Track Front Row: Madeline 
Templeton. Katherine Fleming. Meredith 
Dentron. Moll) Wolford. Patricia Murray, 
Adriana Niedenfuhr. Parita Shah Row 2: 
Coach Laura Jenkins. Julissa Diaz. Amanda 
Maggio, Laura Kane. Kimsue Grant. Cynthia 
Carson. Margaret Duarte. Emily Walker 
Back Row: Coach Matthew Przydzial, Lelia 
Troiano. Vasthv Delgado. Dominique 
McNairy-Dixon, Madeleine Brehaut. Anne 
Murray, Coach Warren Gillus 

Boys Indoor Track Front Row: Reuban 
Luoma-Overstreet. Jordan Armstrong. Luke 
Malley. Sean Hoffman, Coach Warren Gillus 
Back Row : Coach Laura Jenkins. Jahan 
Shiekhy. Edgar Velasquez. David Carter. 
Karl Lendenmann. Mark Palmer. Regis 
Peeples, Coach Matthew Przydzial 


take uxu4A maw& 

The indoor track teams' dedication during practices led to 
a second-place finish in the National District meet 

Running miles, jumping the 
hurdles, throwing the shots, and 
loving every minute of it was the 
track teams' motto. The track 
teams' motivation and confidence 
helped them place second in the 
district meet. 

Although both the girls and 
boys teams placed second, it was 
still an accomplishment. "The 
track team is more disciplined, and 
it shows that this is definitely a 
serious sport." said junior Sean 

Track was not for everyone, but 
those who chose to join committed 
themselves to the team and 
acquired positive results in return. 

Whether it was having support 
from the coaches, or learning to be 
more focused, the team learned 

Senior Tyler Leeds and junior Karl 

Lendenmann wait lor the gunshot to signal 

(In- start ol their 55 meter race. 

skills that helped them in other 
aspects of their lives. "Fverything 
we learn comes together, and we 
get to test our abilities," said 
senior Edgar Velasquez. 

In order to really grow and 
improve themselves, the track 
team members attended practices, 
daily work-outs, and conditioning 

sessions. The practices were 
intense, and members could be 
seen running for hours. 

While the meets were potentially 
stressful, the conditioning was 
considered the hardest part. "The 
work-outs can be really tough, but 
I know that it will all pay off in 
the end." said junior Patricia 

For many athletes, track kept 
them in shape during their off 
season. It helped them run farther 
distances, increased their speed, 
and improved their agility. 
Freshman I.ukas Figler-Harding 
said, "Track really improved my 
endurance, which will show when 
I star! soccer." 

- Jasmin Marshall. '10 
Heather Cromartie, '10 


74 ) Track 

lunior Reuban l.uoma-()\erstreet and freshman 
Jordan Armstrong jump over hurdles in the 55 meter 
hurdles race. The 55 meter hurdles race v\as one of 
the most difficult events the athletes competed in. 

I he main reason I'm doing track is to get in shape, 
so that I will be prepared for the Air Force when I 
apply next year. - ' said I.uoma-Overstreet. 

Senior Kimsue Grant propels herself over 
the bar on the high jump. Grant's 
commitment to the team helped her 
perform well at the meets. "Knowing that 
the team could win the district pushes me 
to that competitive edge." said Grant. 

Freshman Madeleine Brehaut jumps 
over the bar in the high jump. Brehaut 
has competed in the high jump since 
middle school. "I love the satisfaction 
of clearinii the height." said Brehaut. 

Senior Regis Peeples keeps in form 
as he comes in for the finishing lap of 
the 4 by 800 relay. "My favorite thing 
about being on the track team is 
feeling the satisfaction of running fast 
and doing well." said Peeples. 



Junior Jeremy Seipp crouches in the 
catcher's position. The catcher 
communicated with the pitcher in order to 
ensure the best pitch possible. 

Sophomore Oliver Cross 
focuses on catching a ground 
ball hit by the opponent. "It's 
important that you angle your 
glove in a way that doesn't 
make the ball pop up into your 
face," said Cross. 

Juniors Drake Anderson and 
Christian McGillen run together 
during warm up before a 
scrimmage. Warming up was 
important so that they did not 
injure themselves during the 

Sophomore Austin Evans throws the be 
one of his teammates to get an opposin; 
player out. Hard, accurate throw s were 
necessary to get a player out. If the thrc 
was not accurate, the team would be un 
to get the required three outs. 

What is the reason varsity baseball 
consistently does well? 

Charles Vitale. 

"I think that the team's 

success has to do w ith 

Coach Grove's great 

coaching and ability to 

connect with the players 

"The players care a lot. so 

i'e all support each other 

during games and 


( oach Doug Grove talks to the baseball players alter .1 winning game against George 
Mason High School Talking allci games was ,1 wa) fol the learn to go OVK the pails ol the 

in winch the) performed well, and the parts they needed to improve. It helped the 
players know what to locus mi during practices. 

Varsity Baseball Front Row: Austin Evans, Karl Lendenmann, William Brower, Olii 
Cross. Christian McGillen, Charles Vitale Row 2: Coach Ron Greenstreet, Coach Teti 
Dwyer, Roben Burgess, Hectoi Campos, Jeremy Seipp, Drake Anderson, Joaquin kad;| 
Back Row: James Shirron. Michael Mackenzie, Timothy Edwards, Thomas Edwards, 
James Morgan. Coach Doug Grove 

76 ) Varsity Baseball 

Senior Hector Campos goes up to bat 
during the seventh inning. At this point 
of the game, it was crucial to get as 
many hits as possible. Hits at the end of 
the game determined whether or not the 
team won the game. 

Junior Thomas Edwards slides into 
third base. In order to score a point, 
players had to make it around all four 
bases into home plate. Sliding was an 
effective and quick way to make it to 
the base. 

Junior Timothy Edwards starts off his 
pitching motion during one of the team's 
pre-season scrimmages. To achieve the 
best pitch possible, the pitcher had to 
have perfect form. "I have been playing 
since I was five years old, and I really 
like pitching," said Edwards. 

"'■^•' '- . 

E T I N T O, T,H E 

Varsity baseball proved that losing many key players 
did not tarnish their winning record 

Coach Doug Grove directs players 
Ving a break between innings His 
Jvice helped many players fine tune 
fir skills. 2. Senior William Brower 
Vtches the game from the dugout. The 
Iw from the dugout gave a different 
t.e on the game than the view from 
( the field. 

The varsity baseball team 
consistently did well within the 
National District, winning the 
district in 2005 and finishing in 
second place for the past three 
seasons. Although many talented 
players graduated last year, the 
team's goal of winning the district 
did not change. "Everyone on the 
team would agree that we have the 
potential to win our district and 
even be a top competing team in 
(he regional tournament," said 
junior Robert Burgess. 

The addition of younger players 
played a key role in the team's 
winning record this season. With a 
team comprised of three 
sophomores, eight juniors and 
three seniors, the underclassmen 

would be able to maintain the 
tradition of excellence once the 
seniors leave. "Having a good 
balance of young players and 
seniors is important," said Coach 
Doug Grove. "The older players, 
in many instances, teach the 
younger players how to do things 
'our' way." 

From early March to late May, 
the varsity baseball team dedicated 
themselves to baseball two hours 
everyday Monday through 

The rigorous training schedule 
allowed the team to strengthen 
their weaknesses and get to know 
one another as players. The 
experienced coaching of the 
varsity baseball team played a 

major part in the ongoing 
achievements of team. 

After being junior varsity 
coach for six years, and varsity 
head coach for 15 years, Coach 
Grove has gained the respect of 
many players and fans. "Coach 
Grove really knows how to 
motivate us, and we all take him 
seriously because he has so much 
experience," said junior Karl 
The combination of new talent, 
high intensity practices, and a 
respected coaching staff made the 
teams goal of being district 
champions more realistic than 

- Heather Cromartie, '10 
Anne Murray, '10 

Sports (77 

Senior Amanda Enright is in position 
to catch the ball from the pitcher. By 
being able to see the whole field, the 
catcher plased an essential role for 
the team. "Being a catcher has a lot of 
leadership qualities." said Enright. 
"You have to direct the whole team 
because you're able to see the w hole 
field in front of you." 

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Varsity Softball Front Row: Christina Phang. Allison Mihalik. Imani Bigsby Row 2: 
Kristie Gogo. Camille Uzel, Amanda Enright. Whitney Hurdle. Brooke Rippy Back 
Row: Coach Will Downs. Emma Tober. Valerie Dugie. Leah Woodruff. Jennifer Berry. 
Selina Pena. Coach Carolyn Majowka 


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The six new additions to the varsity softball team promoted 
hard work and support for one another 

The varsity softball team started the 
season with six new additions to the 
team. With only six returning players, 
half a do/en underclassmen entered 
and made a difference. 

There was plenty of training to do 
in order to gel the underclassmen up to 
speed with the rest of the team. "It's 
hard to adjust to all the new players on 
OUT (earn, but I think it will help us to 
become stronger," said sophomore 
Allison Mihalik. "It's good that we 
have new gnls to bring individual 

talents that mas help contribute to the 

overall success ol our team." 

Fot the newcomers, joining the 
varsity team meant changes. The) not 

onlj had to learn and improve their 

skills, but also appl) the new strategies 

to games "On junioi varsity, usuallj 
it's trying to improve the general 

skills." said junioi Valerie Dugie. "In 
varsity, though, you need to start 
thinking about applying those skills to 
the team, and youi pan in il " 

( loach Will Downs instructs the team on which 
trategies i>> use in ordei to « in 

The newcomers were not the only 
ones thai had ground to cover. Team 
members thai were previously on the 
varsity team also had to work haul to 
improve then game. The) not only 

trained themselves to become better 

players, but also worked with then 
teammates to improve then skills. 
"We all work togethei and help each 
other out," said senioi Selina Pena. "II 

someone is struggling with a 

technique, we try to work with them 
until they feel comfortable with it." 

Practices were split into two 
parts. The first pari was working 
individually, ami the second was 
working as a team. "We always warm 
up by throwing and batting." said 
junior Leah Woodruff. "Then outfield 
anil infield split up and practice 
fielding." It was important loi team 
members to improve their individual 
skills, but also know how to work 
well together 

The team had to work on and oil 
the field. With si\ new team 
members, it was important to 
establish good relationships between 
teammates. "We all need to work 
together, concentrate, ami play one 

pitch at a time." said freshman 
Camille Uzel. Working well together 
and working hard was the goal 
throughout the season. 

I orrane Freitas, '09 

7X ) Softball 


The varsily Softball team lakes a quick break 
before going onto the field. During breaks, they 
discussed strategies and often ate snacks. They 
also used this time to observe the other team and 
cheer on their teammates. 

Freshman Brooke Rippy practices a catching drill. 
It was important for all team members to improve 
their skills and work hard as a team to help one 
another. "We're all going to have to work hard and 
give our best at all times." said Rippy. 

~*— • 

Freshman Camille Uzel warms up before 
practice begins. Warm-ups consisted ot 
throwing and catching with teammates. 
"Throwing and catching gets you focused 
and stretches out your arms, so you don't 
pull a muscle.'' said Uzel. 

Junior Christina Phang prepares to 
sprint to second base. Players had to be 
aware of all their surroundings when 
sprinting. "I have to pay attention to 
where the ball is and how the other 
team is fielding it." said Phang. "Then 
I'm running as last as I can." 

Sophomore Imani Bigsby gets in 
position to bat. Batting was one of the 
most important aspects of the game. 
"The best thing about batting is being 
able to hit the ball and score a run, 
which is a great help for the team." said 

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Sophomore Abigail Whitmore prepares to 
throw a Softball to another teammate. 
during the team's first practice. The 
coaches didn't waste any time putting the 
girls to work. "The coaches are really nice, 
but they're also \er> tough, and they help 
you buckle down and get serious during 
practices." said Whitmore. 

Freshman David Palmer is next to 
bat. He stood reads to make a hit. 
"The best part of being on the team 
is getting to play ; it's a lot ot tun." 
said Palmer. "Its important to be 
tall and ha\e long legs, so you can 
run taster. Being bigger is always a 
better thing, too." 

The junior varsity Softball team 
gathers around Coach Tim Wallace 
during their first practice together. 
He and the other coaches ottered 
guidance and assistance during then 
games and practices 

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The boys pass a baseball to one anothe 
and practice drills. They warmed up be 
their same on the field. 

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have to play your sport? 

funior Vanity Baseball Fronl Row: lordan Vrmstrong, Matthew Brower, Peter Janetos, 

Mi< hael Y ill i.i Benjai Edgai Daniel Browning, \lex( !oppa Row 2: Brendan Kiviat, 

Zach Perl man Brandon 1 rrutia, Justin Snow Row y. ( loach Matthew Norris, Luke Fichter, 
David Palmei Brandon Wagstaff, Nick Bombusch, Matthew Pearson Beck, Seth 
Whitmore < • >.n h ^dam Balutis Not Pictured: Paul feifei 

Junior Varsity Softball Front Row: Jenny Peel, Kylah Jackson, kvia Kloni/. Michel! 
Smyth, Lauren /aim Row 2: Javkhlantuya Vaanjilnorov, Grace Evans Row .': Kassidl 
McElheney, Katherine Ponds, Abigail Whitmore, Lillian Prins, Taylor Leonard. Brenfl 
Macke) Kramer, Jo Claire Constantz, Coach Courtnej Shewak Not Pictured: Coach 1 
Wallace. Coach AllicObrand 

JV Baseball & Softball 

Softball try-outs begin in the gym. 
Hopeful students had to perform a series 
of drills to impress coaches and make the 
cut. "I decided to try out because I 
wauled to try something new and Inn. Il 
was definitely the right choice." said 
sophomore Javkhlanluya Vaanjilnorov. 
"Something people wouldn't know about 
our team is that we have a lot of eighth 
traders who are amazing." 

Members of the JV baseball team watch 
the rest of their teammates compete on 
the field. They played their second 
scrimmage of the season against 
Marshall's team. 

Sophomore Michelle Smyth 
practices her aim to improve her hits. She 
worked on her swing with the help of her 
fellow teammates. "The teammates are 
helpful, nice, and encouraging. We're all 
really close." said Smyth. "Sometimes at 
practices we split up into infield and 
outfield and have bonding games, where 
we make the losers do silly things." 



Junior varsity baseball and softball pushed forward for a great season 

Sophomore Justin Snow catches a 
seball. and quickly prepares to throw il 
Ick to home. 2. Coach Adam Balutis 
bselj watches his players to give them 
yinters during the game. Sophomore 
andon Wagstafl swiftly reacts to run 

Both junior varsity baseball and 
softball had a lot of work ahead of 
them at the start of the spring season. 
Each team had their own struggles, 
goals, strategies, and hopes. With 
plenty of skill and motivation, they 
pushed forward for a great season. 

The junior varsitj softball team 
was rumbled with the news of their 
coaches: Head Coach Tim Wallace 
with his knee surgery and .Assistant 
Coach Courtney Shewak's first year 
teaching softball. The team was down 
one coach for a short time but gained 
a new coach who was just as 

The situation with the coaches 
could have been enough to shatter 
team spirit, but that was not the case. 

The team remained positive and 
diligent, making their coaches proud. 
"You have to be tough and keep 
going," said sophomore Michelle 
Smyth. "You can't dwell on little 
things like if you drop the ball you 
just have to keep going on." 

Teams went beyond their comfort 
/one to be successful. By offering 
one another advice and feedback, 
teammates were able to develop their 
skills. "It's fun; you learn a lot and 
new ways to do things." said 
sophomore Kylah Jackson. "I show 
them techniques that I have learned in 
the past, and others help me." 

Many had years of experience 
outside of the team and were able to 
give pointers to other members. "I've 

played for a long time. I started 
playing softball when I was seven 
and then took a break but started 
again two years ago," said freshman 
Lauren Zahn. "Also, it's my favorite 

The baseball coaches were a great 
factor in the teams' success. "They're 
tough, but it's only because they want 
us to get better," said sophomore 
Matthew Pearson-Beck. 

Teammates connected with their 
coaches to better communication 
throughout practices and games. 
Sophomore Daniel Browning said. 
"We're getting a lot closer as the 
season moves on." 

- Jacqueline Garcia. '09 

Sports ( 81 

Boys Soccer Front Rom Branko Picavia. 
Alexander Salguero, Jherv Siles. Keith Ricks. 
Soutan Mils Le Row 2: Rodrigo Fernande/. 
Roben Hemstreet, Xacharv Yancev . Robert 
Dewald, Joshua Kai/. Gustavo Garcia-Medina 
Row 3: Erjon Be/ham. Carlos Dell'Agostino, 
George Guerrero Back Row: Coach Jimmv 
Carrasquillo. Milton Portillo-Orte/. 
Christopher Gonzales-Najera, [ssam Ghanmi, 
Jesse Phillips. John Beckman. Nathan Shagam, 
John Sheahan. Coach Keith Whitney, Coach 
Fduard Carrasquillo 


How do you survive during a game? 

"Our greatest responsibility 
is to facilitate 

communication amongst our 
younger teammates." 

Captain Robert 
Hemstreet, Senior 

"I have to be in shape, 
play for a full 80 
minutes, and be a smart 

Captain Jesse 
Phillips, Senior 



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The players kicked off the season with a new attitude 

Despite the loss of a few 
defensive players, the boys varsity 
soccer team still managed to have a 
positive attitude, with the help of its 
new members. 

The coaches encouraged the 
players to give 1 109? on every 
move during practice and at games. 
"The coaches arc pushing lis to give 
our best effort lor the season." said 
sophomore Carlos Dell'Agostino. 
"Coach Carrasquillo tells us to sta\ 
focused, and keep our e\es on the 

Aside from the positive attitude, 
the new players brought different 
talents. "Our new team members arc 
fast and thev bring a lot ol new 
technique to the team," said 
sophomore Alexandei Salguero. 

I In- new members showed 

Assistant coach Keith Whitnej 

sophomores Soufan Mos I e and Zacharj 

Vancej take pointers from theii coach. The 

coaches often ;j.i\c constructive criticism 

in ordei to improve then game, 

technique and skill that 
represented the team. "Our team is 
learning some new skills from its 
new players," said Salguero. 

The goalies have played a 
majoi mle. considering the loss of 

defenders from last year. "As 
goalie I have to be able to 
communicate well with the 
defense," said sophomore Zacharv 
Yancey. "I have to keep all my 
five senses open to the game." 

The goalie could not be 
distracted at any time during 
games, or else it could cause a 
loss. "As a goalie I have to have 
good hands, -be able to kick the 
ball well, be vocal, and most 
importantly, be able to dive." said 
sophomore Robert Dewald. 

It took skills, technique, and 
positive attitude lor the team to 
have a remarkable season. These 
key components helped the players 
progress during games against 
rival teams. 

- Ana Villalobos, '09 
Man Sanchez, '1 1 


Varsity Boys Soccer 

Coach Carrasquillo gathers the boys at practice to give 

them some pointers on then play. The team succeeded 
in the scrimmage games because the> followed their 
coaches' advice. "I paid close attention to the coaches' 
words because, in the end, I knew they were always 
helpful," said sophomore Joshua Kat/. 

Freshman Branko Picavia, junior Christopher 
Gonzales-Najera, sophomore Soufan Mos I.e. junior 

Nathan Shagam. and senior Jesse Phillips piactice 
making a wall for the tree kick. The team learned lo 
communicate well with one another considering the 
different grade levels of the players. "I felt lucky being 
in the team." said freshman Bronco Picavia. 

The team sets up for an out-of-bounds 
throw in. It was the first home game 
of the season and the team tied one to 
one against Marshall High School. "It 
was a tough game because the rain and 
the cold made it difficult to play." said 
senior Jhery Siles. 

The team warms up before the practice 
begins. The players met everydaj alter 
school for long hours of practice. "I put 
my best effort in every practice." said 
junior Erjon Be/hani. 


Girls \arsih Soccer Front Row: 
Isabel Siemon-Carome. Emilia 
Sens. Naomi Shagam. Pallvi 
Chopra. Karina Irizarr>. 
Adriana Niedenfuhr 
Row 2: Eleanor Milk, Enisa Turko. 
Vasth) Delgado. Catherine 
Frondorf. Sharifa Ahmed. Elizabeth 
Englund. Madeline Brothers 
Back Row : Emma Wolforth, 
Lmdse> Treweek, Moll) Ramey, 
Reive Dodge. Meredith Denton. 
Patricia Murra\. Madeline Farber. 
Alyse Alicandro. Mollj Wolford 

Barbie and Ken Day 

Indians and Cowgirls Day 

Dress-Up Day 

Juniors Patricia Murray and 

Meredith Denton, and Senior 

Sharifa Ahmed 

Sophomores Lindsey 
Treweek and Molly Ramey 

Junior Emma Wolforth 

Sophomore Elizabeth 

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The girls varsity soccer team used their spirit 
and experience to build a strong team 

The girls varsity soccer team 
was a tight-knit group that got 
along well. They had a lot in 
common, from their years of 
playing, to then personalities. 

Many of the girls had over nine- 
years of experience playing soccer. 
"I have been playing soccer since I 
was m the first grade, and I have 
been playing on varsity since 
freshman year." said junior 
Eleanor Mills. "The reason I u> 
out every year is because I have 
played soccer forever, and I really 
enjoj playing loi the school." The 
team used their experience on the 

held and had luu oil the held. 

Ever) girl had loud memories 
ol team dinners and spun 
days. "( me ol the besl pans aboul 
being on varsit) is the dress up 
da\s." said junioi Madeline 

Sophomore Isabel Siemon-Carome 
dribbles the ball past defense. 

Brothers. "In case anyone was 
wondering girls varsity soccer has 
Diva Day trademarked." 

Every girl continuousl) talked 
n\ their plans for next game, their 
nexl dinner or their next chance to 
have l un. "I come back every year 

because I love being on the team. 
and I love the girls I play with," 

said senior Naomi Shagam. 

Although there was a large 
social aspect, the team strived to 
build on the foundation they had 
already set. Practices were a place 
to do this. "We start off the 
practices with warm-ups, then 
move on to drills." said 
sophomore • Emilia Sens. 

"Sometimes we end with a 
scrimmage." Practices made it 
possible for the girls to work 
together and learn what they 
needed to bring out the best in one 

During the season the girls 
became close and created many 
memories with one another. Junior 
Madeline Farber said "We have 
the besi team dinners, the best 
dress up days, the best sleepovers 
i)\ anj spori." 

Lisa McNabola, '1 1 

Varsity Girls Soccer 

Junior Eleanor Mills attempts to steal the hall 
from the opposing team. Having this skill made 
n easier to dominate the game. "During 
practices we focus on a lot of drills, skills for 
dribbling, possession and passing," said Mills. 

Junior Madeline Farber dribbles the hall down 
field. Transitions between defense and offense 
were important for a midfielder. "We plaj well 
as a team, because we get along so well." said 
Farber. "It makes it easier to play." 

Senior Naomi Shagam slide taekles .1 
player from Marshall to get the ball. "Slide 
tackling reall) got my adrenaline pumping, 
winch always helped my performance." 
said Shagam. 

The varsity team takes two warm-up 
laps before a game against Marshall. 
Warming up before games made it 
easier for the players to perform wel 
during games. 

Sophomore Lindsey Treweek throws 
the ball in forom the sideline. The 
ball is thrown in from the side when 
the other team kicks the ball outside 
the boundary line. "You have to 
know where to throw the ball 
sometimes too." said Treweek. "It's 
not jusl passing on the field." 

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Freshman Robin Gordon passes the hall to another 
teammate during an awaj game against Marshall. 
\\ ith good offense, defense, and shooting skills, the 
girls junior varsit) team defeated Marshall 2-0. 

Their Favorite 





D.C. United 



Atlanta Beat 
Miami FC 


Cocoa Expos 


FC Dallas 


Rochester Rhinos 


Chicago Gaels 


Laval Comets 

Richmond Kickers 

Freshman Samantha Brothers hustles 
dow [i the field and attempts to make a 
goal, while sophomore Patricia Almeyda 
tries to take awa\ the ball. Friendly 
competition during the girls practices was 
common in order to improve their skills. 



t V* v J 


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Junior Shike; 

Ricks and freshman Robin 

Gordon compete for the ball w hile doing ; 
drill during practice. Practice time was 
spent carefully in order to prepare for 
upcoming games. 

What makes soccer stand out from other sports ?\ 

l\ Boys Soccei Front Row: Andrew Dudka Stephen Cerqueira, Grovei Loayza Vela 
Row 2: Vbel Kebel I Blackman lonathanPozo (aredDeinei Eric Schmidt, Sergio 

Salamam a Nathaniel 'i oung Hack Row: Sebastian Moorefield, Alexandei Berlin, 
roma Ghid B Chri Leni rylerCook Gustavo Mariaca, Luis Torres-Franco 

Not Pictured: lorg Garcia-I 

86 ) JV Boys & Girls Soccer 

J\ (iirls Soccer Front Row: Robin Gordon, Suzanna Lindeman, Adrianna Gorsky, Shil 
Kicks. Patricia Almeyda Row 2: Tessa (lone. Samantha Brothers, Annette Franchi, Pal 
Shah. Raleigh Mills. Paula Jimenez Alvarez, Emilj Gursk) Back Ro\«: Sarah Cons. N 
Nicolas, Kathryn Rabatsky, Emma Banchoff, Clare ["erpstra, Anne Murray, Catherine 
Pricone, ( !oac h I <lw ard Matos 




Sophomore Gustavo Mariaca-Vaca kicks 
the ball to another teammate. Passing was 
important for the boys junior varsity team 
in order to avoid the other team and score 
goals easilv . 

Sophomore Luis Torres-Franco dodges 
an Annandale player. Defensive skills 
were a good tactic that the boys team in 
order to keep the ball away from their 

Freshman Annette Franchi sprints toward 
the ball to lake control. Having full 
control of the ball was important during 
games, to keep the opposing team from 
gaming possession. 

at aaais 

The boys and girls junior varsity soccer teams accomplished 
their goals with a positive attitude 

M. Freshmen Nicole Nicolas and Emma 

Banchoff await a pass from a 
eammate. Teammates must stav awaj 
rom the opponents and keep open for a 
pass any time in a game. 2. Freshman 
laleigh Mills defends the ball and 
teaK n awaj from the opposite team. 
Dffense and defense were both vital for 
he girls team to win the game. 

Armed with a great deal of 
optimism and love tor soccer, the 
b(i\s and girls junior varsit) 
teams grew in a very positive 

This attitude continued 

throughout the season, proving 
that nothing could heat a lot of 
commitment and dedication. "I 
enjoy soccer because I have a lot 
of passion for the game." said 
freshman Stephen Cerqueira. 
"Playing with friends who also 
enjoy the game brings the best 
out of me and my team." 

To help improve the teams' 
skills, the coaches worked with 
the players on drills and shooting 
ability. "At practice we work on 

specific skills." said boys JV 
coach Kevin Clark. "Then we 
apply the skills to a game-like 
situation." These skills took the 
teams to a new level which made 
them progress both mentally and 

Considering that many players 
were experienced at soccer, there 
were very high hopes for them to 
perform well. Having a great deal 
of confidence. they looked 
forward to having a winning 
season. "One of our team's goals 
was to win a lot of games and 
develop as a team." said freshman 
Samantha Brothers. 

Winning games was not the 
onl) locus that the junior varsity 

teams sought after. "This season I 
hope for the team and myself to 
improve our soccer skills," said 
freshman Christopher Lent. "I 
want the team to feel as though 
we put all of our effort into the 

Even though soccer can be a 
very difficult sport, it was 
beneficial to the players as well. 
"Overall, soccer is a good 
attribute to the school." said 
freshman Adrianna Gorsky. "The 
team is small so the players can 
become closer." 

- Jasmin Marshall. '10 
Lindsay Cronin. T 

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V arsity Boys Lacrosse: Front Row: 
John Alexander Cummins. Jason 
NLNabola, Flenner Hoagland Ro« 2: 
David Rodd>. Warren Mitchell. James 
Kellev. Jamal Williams. Brendan Craig. 
Nicolas Burn- R<>« 3: Coach Chris 
Corey Nicholas Apseloff, Robert Te 
Tan. David Palmer. William Horslev . 
Assistant coach Matt Robarge Back 
Row: Henr\ Bngham. William Andrade. 
T\ler Kellogg. David S\l\ ester. Richard 
Lewis, Dvlan Warburg. Enrique Magana 
Not Pictured: William Marshall 

What is your favorite thing about 
varsity boys lacrosse? 

"My favorite thing 
about the team is all the 
young talent. It will 
help us win games." 

Captain Henry 
Brigham, Senior 

"My favorite thing about 
being on the team is being 
a leader and a role model 
for the underclassmen." 

Captain James 
Kellev, Senior 

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The boys lacrosse team worked hard during grueling practices, 
which led to a rewarding season 

Hard work and motivation 
were two words which described 
the boys lacrosse program this 

During the off seasons and 
during their free time from 
practice, the boys worked at a 
tremendous pace to improve the 
outcome of games. "This year 
there has been a lot more 
dedication than previous years," 
said senior Jason McN'abola. 
"Everyone has been playing 
lacrosse the entire off season, and 
we are well prepared for i he- 
regular season." 

Not only was the program's 
hard work apparent in games, the 
motivation thai thej put into their 
practices was evident as well 

"Even though practices can be 
verj long and difficult, I trj hard 

hecause I know III be< ome a 

I he varsity boys lacrosse players meet in a 

team huddle after the game to discuss the 

game highlights. 

belter player." said junior her 

The lacrosse program believed 
thai setting personal goals before 
the season started was a very 
important aspect in order to 
succeed. "One of my goals is to 
score thirty or more goals, because 
thai would heal my 

record from last year," said junior 
Nicholas Apseloff. "Another goal 
I have is to be on first team all 

The most important goals that 
both varsity and junior varsity set. 
were the overall learn goals, 
because they brought the boys 
together. The lacrosse players 
learned thai ' motivation comes 
from the whole learn working as 
one to accomplish their goals they 
made as a team. "One oi our team 
goals this year is to win the whole 
district and go to regionals," said 
captain Henry Brigham. senior. 

Training in the off-season and 
working hard on the details of the 
games and practices, according to 
the lacrosse boys, led to a 
successful and rewarding season. 

Amanda Maggio, 10 

Boys Lacrosse 

Senior Jason McNabnla cuts up the field 
in look for the open pass. Cutting to the 
open areas on the field were the most 
important concept to understand in the 

Junior Nicholas Apseloff and freshman 
Brendan Craig practice a defensive drill 
the day before a big game. "Practices 
before a game are really important 
because they help you perform better 
under pressure," said Apseloff. 

Senior Tyler Kellogg stretches with his 
other teammates before practice in the 
gym. Working on the fundamentals in 
practice were an essential characteristic 
of playing lacrosse. "Working on the 
small things really improves my game," 
said Kellogg. 

J V Boys Lacrosse: Front Row: Matthew Gomez. Joshua Baiza-Lopez Row 2: 

Alexander Ashtiany. Iver Altamirano. Levi Herrera. Jonathan Diethorn. Daniel Veizaga. 
Zachary Holland. Gregory Seals Row 3: Victor Palomo-Munoz, Tareck Amer, Joel 
Gon/alez-Gonzalez. John Ohman. Cheru Mengesha Back Row: Coach Adam Gale. 
Evan Seklecki, Jarrod Nagurka. Eric Fry. Frederick Mitchell. Christopher Diethorn. 
Jesus Eduardo Crosa. Elber Velasquez 

The team stretches with their 
gear before practice. Stretching 
was very important in order to 
help prevent injury. 

Sports ( 89 

Junior Vanity Girls lacrosse: Front Row: Ann Severs, Mary 
O'Connor Row 2: Meredith Rundle. Juhssa Diu/. Lisa 
McNabola, Aris Morn-. Jordan Kiuger, Emily Nolan. Kaitlynn 
Menoche Back Row: Stephanie Tate. Alice BMImire. Kaillyn 
Campbell. Dominique McNairy-Dixon, Morgan Burns. Sandra 
MeCartin. Megan Gottfried. Coach Jenni Macintosh 

Varsity Girls Ixtcrosse: Front Row: Jennifer Browning. Clare 
OTDoherty, Suzanne Matyas, Gretchen Schroeder Row 2: Rachel 
Heend. Morgan Livezey, Amanda Maggio. Laura Kane. Catherine 
Boryan, Erin Fo\ Back Row: Head Coach Erica Larsen, Ilona 
Brueckmann, Sophie Kiendl, Keriann Craig. Mary Heather 
Cromartie, Antonia Smith. Assistant Coach Marissa L\nn 


What is the biggest challenge you face as a captain? 

The biggest challenge when it 
ciiines to being captain is 
making sure that we are a team, 
and that everyone is included 
and participates in the sport." 

Stephanie Tate, Junior 

"The biggest challenge 1 
faced as captain is being 
able to properly and orderly 
count aloud during 

Suzanne Matvas, Senior 

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The girls lacrosse team learns to adapt to a smaller roster 

The girls varsity lacrosse team 
laced many obstacles that 
challenged the team's skills on and 
off the field. 

Last year, the majority of the 
players consisted of seniors. This 
season, the lacrosse team has 
decreased in si/e due to the loss oS 
last years players. Although this 
significant loss had a big impact 
on the team, with a little hard 
work, determination, and support 
from teammates, the girls varsit) 
lacrosse team was able to adjusl to 
the neu chair 

Since player- were limited, it was 
crucial foi the varsit) team to 
attend ever) pra( tic e and meeting 

in order to improve then skills for 

the nexl 'Mine Wink- havini 
smallei team was difficult, players 

quickly learned In adapt 

Senioi Keriann < i 

l Ik- girls lacrosse team stands a- the 
national anthem i- played before the game. 

the new change. "Having a small 
team is great; it brought us closer." 
said Craig. "It's much easier to 
communicate with each other 
now . ami give one another tips ami 
ad\ ice concerning lacrosse." 

JV girls lacrosse also had its 
fair share ol changes. Like varsity, 
the .IV team also hail to deal with 
(he stress and pressure brought on 

from the lack of players. One 
thing that set the JV team apart 
from last year was not the si/e of 
its team, but the new players. "Its 
fun and exciting to play with new 
people," said sophomore Megan 
Gottfreid. "It really spices things 
up on the field." A new coach was 
also an addition to the JV girls 
lacrosse team." 

Regardless of all the hardships 
and challenges that the girls 
lacrosse teams faced, both teams 
tried to make the most of the 
season. With new changes, came 
more responsibility. Instead o\ 
focusing on individual skills, both 
teams learned how to trust and 
depend on one another, creating 
friendships and strong bonds. 

Tamara Amer, <) 1 ' 

'JO ) Girls Lacrosse 

Senior Jennifer Browning runs toward the ball being 
passed by her teammate. It look a lot ol skill and 
practice to perform on the field. "This year, our 
coaches are focusing on the fundamentals of 
lacrosse." said Browning. "Mainly catching and 
throwing with accuracy." 

Sophomore Lisa McNabola warms up by passing the 
ball before the game. Warming up before games was 
important because it helped prepare the players. "My 
favorite part of lacrosse is participating in the games 
because it has a much higher intensity level than 
practice," said McNabola. 


Juniors Amanda Maggio and Mary Heather 
Cromartie run up the field on a defensive 
transition. Picking up on the offensive 
players early in the mid-field was one of 
the most important aspects to the game. 
"Getting into shape and working on the 
fundamentals of defense are two really 
important things in the game ot lacrosse." 
said junior Amanda Maggio. 

The girls varsitj lacrosse team huddle 
during a break. They discussed the 
importance of playing as a team 
instead of individuals. "With a 
smaller team, we all have to be more 
energetic and support each other," 
said junior Laura Kane. 

Sophomore Gretchen Schroeder 
guards the goal during the game. 
Goalies played an important role in 
the game of lacrosse. "Being a goalie 
takes a lot out of you. You have to 
concentrate during the entire game 
and keep your eyes on the ball at all 
costs," said Schroeder. 


CREW teswvi> ta knout 


The coxswain is a crew member 
who sits in the stern of a boat and 
steers it. encourages the boat's 
rowers, and coordinates the power 
and rhythm of each stroke. During a 
race, the coxswain must notify the 
rowers of their position in the race. 


Races are held during the spring 
and summer seasons. They are 
referred to as "regattas." Most races 
are held in a side-by-side method, 
where all boats start from the same 
stationary point. The boat to first 
cross finish line wins. Head races 
are timed trials, over a set distance, 
where boats begin with a rolling 
start. The standard length for a high 
school race is 1,500 meters. 


Racing boats, or shells, made of a composite 
material for strength and weight advantages, are 
long and narrow. Oars are long poles with one 
flat end, known as a blade. Their purpose is to 
propel the boat forward. Some can be made of 
wood, while others are made from a synthetic 

The boys help one another condition with an abdominal workout. The 

boys lay on their backs and bent, then extended, their legs, using core 

muscles to lift the weight of their teammates. 

The boys crew team practices hard in order to make 
the team's 60th year unforgettable 

In 1 949. Charles S. Butt Jr. founded 
the Washington-Lee boys crew team. 
'When Charlie Butt founded the team, 
he meant for it to last." said junior 
Thomas Dickinson. The team was 
created to compete, practice, and be a 
great experience. 

Sixty years later, the crew team not 
only grew in size, but in popularity as 
well. "Crew has been able lo last so 
long and grow to over a hundred 
people," said senior Jacob Smout. 

Since the In si crew team had to 
borrow their boats, they sold Christmas 
trees m order to have their own. Their 
tradit i< in ol selling evergreens and 
other merchandise to fund the 
expensive equipmenl has continued. In 
place ol trees, however, the} s >ld 
poinsettias, mule h, and wreaths, 

I Ik- level "i commitment continued 
in in.ii i- .in impac i "ii the 

Seniors Andrew ' loodman, Jorge < lomez 

Pedraza, and Michael Watson work togethei .1^ 

captains in help theii team 

mwcis' performances. Standards of 

cooperating with and relying on one 
another were sel higher, with the goal 
of going to stales and nationals m the 
back ol the rowers' minds, "Our 

lowing program is die most developed 

and scis standards for rival teams," 
said junioi I tiomas Miotke. "I he (cam 

is strong, adding to why it has been 
around for so long." 

The team participated in various 
physical activities, such as long 
winter-conditioning sessions. 

challenging practices, and stressful 
regattas to reach their goals. "We 
worked really hard during the off- 
season in order to be ready for states." 
said junior Sean Rcaddy . 

Through both the difficult and fun 
times, (he boy s crew team stuck 
together lo push their team further 
low arils success. "As a captain. I want 
to see intensity from every member of 
the team, regardless of skill level or 
boat," said senior Michael Watson. 
Sixty years have passed, and the crew 
team continues lo put their best oar 

Hannah Thomas, '09 
Morgan Livezej .12 

Boys Crew 

The team gathers together before pushing off, 
while the novice boys put the boats into the 
water. The special technique for carrying a 
boat was very precise and required a lot of 
caution. "The boats are very expensive, so we 
have to be really careful with them," said 
senior Andrew Goodman. 

The boys varsity boat rows as powerfully as 

they can in order to receive a fast time. The 

coxswain yelled commands for the rowers to 

follow to help improve the team's times. "If 

you're not perfectly in sync with everyone on 

your boat, you lose, so it's important to work 

together." said freshman Edward Powell. 

After practice, the whole team gathers to 
take a team photo. Acting as a family, the 
crew team enjoyed having a silly moment 
together. "Crew is not an individual sport; 
every team member has to be counted on," 
said junior Wesley Horton. 

The team begins the process of 
pushing off the dock to start rowing. 
There were great amounts of 
preparation needed before rowers 
were able to head for the water. "It 
takes patience to be on crew." said 
sophomore Andrew Perrow. 

At a Saturday morning practice, 
junior Christopher Stephens ergs for 
2000 kilometers under an eight- 
minute pace. At the beginning of each 
practice, rowers would erg a set 
distance. The training helped 
determine one's boat position. 



Claire Monfort, 

Elena Ponds. 

Caitlin Macnamara. 

R)E A D Y, S E T, 


As the team grew in size and strength, the timeless traditions continued 

This seasons crew program 
engaged in many timeless 
traditions. These traditions included 
spaghetti dinners, the big sister- 
little sister program, and the spoon 
game. These activities not only 
brought them closer to their 
teammates, hut also, connected the 
rowers with the long standing 
reputation of the crew team. 

One of their customs was 
spaghetti dinners, held everj Fridaj 
nighl before the regattas. "Spaghetti 
dinners are important because 
you gel to know the girls on a more 
personal level." said senioi Sarah 
Bayliff. All the rowers gol togethei 
at someone's house to eal spaghetti, 
.1 lood high hi carbohydrates, which 
provided energj foi the coming 

Another tradition that was key 
to the development of the team 
was the big sister-little sister 
program. A varsity rower was 
paired with a first-year rower, to 
help the girls get to know each 
other on a more personal level. 
"My freshman year. I met one o\' 
my best friends through this 
tradition." said senior Claire 
Monfort. "It's fun for the 
Upperclassmen and helps integrate 
the no\ ices with the varsitj ." 

The spoon game was a relatively 
recent tradition that was 
introduced on the first day of 
practice. It was a game in which 
each player was given a plastic 
spoon and was told that they had 
to keep it with them at all limes. 
Players could approach one 
another at an) tune, in school or 

on the weekends, and "spoon 
check" them. If they did not have 
the spoon on their person, they 
were out of the game. It gave the 
rowers a way to get to know one 
another and build friendships. "It 
marked the beginning of the 
season, and it bonded the team." 
said junior (Mara Dubow. 

The key to a strong team was 
rowers who worked well together. 
All of these activities that the girls 
partook in helped them to learn 
their teammates' tendencies, 
strengths, and weaknesses. By the 
end of the season, both the varsity 
and novice girls gol to know one 
another better, thus improving 
their performance. 

Chelsea Felix, '10 
Emilj Seklecki, '09 

Girls Crew 

The novice boat sits ready to row. The novice team 
was made up of sophomores and freshmen who were 
rowing for the first time. "I like coxswaining the 
novice girls because we are all learning and growing 
together." said junior Katherine Fleming. 

Freshmen Ka\ la Schoomaker and Ariana Mazzucchelli 
help carry the boat to the water. The dock was bustling 
with teams transporting their boats to and from the 
water. In order to prepare for regattas, crew members 
practiced departing from the dock once the boat was m 
the water in under 20 seconds. 

Juniors Imani Marks and Brenna Nelson, 
senior Claire Monfort, and sophomore 
Hannah Aiken push oft from the dock. 
"Rowing lakes a while lo gel used to. but 
once you get the hang of it. it is a lot of 
Inn. said |unioi Caitlin Macnamara. 

Freshman Sarah Chase-Walsh and 
sophomore Jade Zekan paddle the 
boat away from the dock. They rowed 
together in unison to pick up more 


Juniors Grace Vinson and Dana 
Probasco, along with sophomore My- 
Anh Nguyen, take their boat out of 
the bay. "It was important to be in 
sync with your teammates, both on 
and off the water." said Vinson. 



Girls Tennis Front Row: Veronica 

Manuel. Mar. Beech. Brooke Hudd 
Row 2: Evelyn Hartz. Jessica Tarlton. 
Laura Gorsk\. Sara Kayes, Kirb) Clark. 
Sara Neel Back Row: Michelle Derieux, 
Victoria Trofimova, Madeleine Brehaut. 
.Margaret Ambrose. Lvdia Schneider. 
Emily Mathae. Kelsej Clark. Coach Sam 
Hughes Not Pictured: Alexandra Jones 

Boys Tennis Front Row: Dianthony 
Talmadge. Jalaluddin Ahmed. Cullen 
Molt. Aasim Rawoot, Charles Hilla 
Back Row: Coach Rick Kakarecka, 
Devin O'Conor, Matthew Newman. Ian 
Feene> . Adam Green. Peter Thomas. 
Peter Hathotuwa, Coach Michael Eddy 
Not Pictured: Adam Kahan 

The tennis program evolved with the introduction of 
a new coach and improving young players 

The tennis team had been known 
tor being a close-knit and competitive 
squad. This year, the team had to 
adapt to new changes with the loss ol 
Coach Loranzo and former members. 
This was the first season without 
Coach Loranzo, who was head coach 
ol the tennis team lor twenty years 
and unexpectedly died last year. With 
only five returning players, the 
dynamics of the team were completely 

With tennis being a relatively small 
n sport, whoever the new players 

and coaches were, they would all gel 
to know each oilier \cry well. "The 

[girls] tennis team is a lot closet than 

other spoils team," said sciiioi 
Laura (ioisky "Perhaps it is because 
there are only I 2 girls and we spend a 
lot ol lime together, hut by the end ol 

the season we really become a 

family V\ ith new coaches and 

Coach Sam Hughes demonstrates the 
correel technique on the conn Aftei his 
demonstration, the players reflected Ins 

points in then ow n fashion. 

athletes, the season was greatly 
anticipated by the players, since many 

did not know what to expect. 

The strong foundation formed by 
its players from previous years was 

furthei developed during practices. 

I he thing I like about practice is 

being able to improve my tennis 
skillswhile playing with my 
teammates, hanging out, and making 
them better as well." said sophomore 
Dianthony Talmadge. 

Along with many adjustments, the 
team had to direct the newcomers. 
"We're an experienced team, returning 
five out of our top sin singles players, 
and we have a bunch of younger 
players who are getting better and 
improving all the time." said junior 
Matthew Newman 

Building oil of the skill the team 
already possessed, a common goal 

among players was consistency 

throughout their season. Changes were 
both anticipated ami expected with a 
new coach and mans incoming 

Brigitte Jahncke, 'l I 
Raquel Sands, TO 


Junior Devin O'Conor moves 

quickly and prepares to use his 
backhand when returning the ball 
During practices, team captains, 
especially, had to challenge their 
teammates. "We have more 
experienced players this year. " 
said O'Conor. "We are trying to 
make reeionals." 





1. Junior Victoria 
Trofimova and senior 
Adam Green play together 
as doubles partners during 
practice. The boundary 
lines during doubles 
expanded, making the 
court bigger. 

2. Captain Devin O'Conor, 
junior, practices his serve 
after school on the courts. 
A player had to serve the 
ball into the service box 
opposite him or her. 

3. Senior Adam Green 
dips low to return a ball 
close to the ground before 
it bounces a second time. 

4. Senior Adam Kalian 
follows through on his 
forehand. Kahan had to 
move quickly on the court 
to return the ball while 
volleying back and forth 
during practice. 

5. The boys team practice 
their serving technique 
individually along the 
baseline. The coach 
demonstrated the correct 
movements, and then, in 
turn, the players followed. 

The girls tennis team practice together 
doing exercises and dulls. Drills were 
used at practice to help improve form. 
Using correct form was a crucial part of 
sending the ball over the net effectively, 
so the opposing player would have 
difficulty returning it. 

Sophomore Peter Hathotuwa stands 
ready to receive a serve behind the 
service line. It was very important to 
be prepared to move in any direction as 
quickly as possible on serve receive. 
"Tennis is special because it's a game 
that relies a lot on skill." said 
Hathotuwa. "It's also a brutal sport, 

Senior Laura Gorsky stands ready on 
her side of the court while playing 
doubles with junior Matthew Newman 
during a March practice. At the 
beginning of the season, cold weather 
and snow often made practicing more 

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Sophomore Jennifer 

'What makes this school so great is that 
there is no majority or minority. We are all 

equal. There is a balance in race. 

Nobody feels like they don't belong; the 

social groups here are very diverse." 

Steve San Miguel, Junior 



E N I O R S 2009 

Delia Aguirre 

"I love m\ past. I love my 

present. I'm DOl ashamed of 

what I've had. and I'm not sad 

because I have il no longer." 

I olette 

Sharifa Ahmed 

"Live in the present, and make 

it so beautiful that it will 

be worth remembering." 

- Ida Scott Taylor 

Rabaka Akter 

"Lite is not measured bv the 

number of breaths we take. 

but by the moments that 

take our breath away." 

- Hilary Cooper 

Fariha Alam 

'Dream us if you'll live forever. 

Live as if you'll die today." 

- James Dean 

Ricardo Aldana 

Erick Alejo-Nina 

Dorothy Alston 

"Those who mind don't matter, 
and those that matter don't mind. 

Dr. Seuss 



Tamara Amer 

"Faith consists in believing 

when it is beyond the power 

of reason to believe." 

- Anonymous 

Patrick Andersen 

Vanessa Andia 

I he «. ercal i s gone, 
luii the milk remains." 

Meg I >c( .iiId 

Maria Andia-Moya 

Will Angle 

you don't stand for something, 
you'll fall for anj thing." 
Method Man 

Sarah Anouilh 

Alvaro Araujo 


aAeam collec^e? 

100) Seniors 

I want to go to UCLA 

because the) have the 
degree I want to study . 
\\ Inch is a\ ialion " 

Jose Ondo, 


"Penn State becauil 
has everything I wa| 
to stud) all in one 


Betis Sorto-SniK'hi| 

Ryan Harding 

Benjamin Argueta 

Melissa Argueta 

"A warrior of the light 

only risks his heart for 

something worthwhile." 

- Paulo Coelho 

Shahad Ashour 

Jonathon Banks Odonchimeg Batbaatar 

Sarah Bayliff 

Rebecca Bergena 

"A true friend is someone who 

mows you're a good egg even if 

you're a little cracked." 

- Unknown 

Dylan Bilbao 

"Let the world change you, 

and you can change the world. 

- Che Guevara 

Murilo Bizon 

Kirsten Bledsoe 

"Some films are slices of life; 

mine are slices of cake." 

-Alfred Hitchcock 

Lindsay Boryan 

Hagrid: You're a wizard, Harry. 
Harry: I'm a what?!" 
- Harry Potter and 
the Sorcerer's Stone" 

Casey Botticello 

"The person who knows 
how will always have a job. 
The person who knows why 

will always be his boss." 
- Diane Ravitch 

Henry Brigham 

William Brower Christopher Brown 

m^Jj^^^ "UVA, University of 

l-fl Ik Maryland College 

^^^^B Park, or Duke, but I 

. ^» can! decide." 

k W y^S£_ Anand Singh, 

\fS Senior 

"I really want to get 
into NYU because 
they have a great 
theater program." 

Amani Mahmoud, 

"I want to attend the 
University of Texas 
because I love the city 
of Austin." 

Andrew Clayberg, 




"A marshall for the 
U.S. government. I 
want to protect people 
from danger." 


Nannette Brown 

"Be the best you can be. 

When that doesn't work, 

at least you know you tried.' 

Jennifer Browning 

'You may say that I'm a dreamer, 

but I'm not the only one." 

-John Lennon 

Ryan Mclver Buescher 

"When each day is the same as 

the next, it's because people fail 

to see the good that happens 

in their lives every day." 

- Paul Coelho 

Rebecca Butler 

'If it weren't for the coffee. 

I'd have no identifiable 

personality whatsoever." 

- David Letterman 

"An interior designer 
because I love to play 
with color and 
redecorate rooms." 

Anna Butt 

"Um...does this come in pink?" 

Jonathan Cabel 

Angela Cabrera 

Hector Campos 

"We gotta communicate, guys. 
- Keith Johnson 

Jose Dannys Canales Cynthia Carcamo 

"As we grow, we must know. 
- Anonymous 

"Life is like a roller coaster, 

there are many unexpected 

twists and turns." 

Benjamin Carson 

David Carter 

"I only understand one 

language: currency." 

- Anonymous 

Megan Chase 

"So, friend, if you're thirst) . 

climb this mountain with me.' 

- Jack White 

Nisha Chauhan 

Pallvi Chopra 

"A snowflake is one of God's 

most fragile creations, 

but look what they do 

when they stick together 

- Unknown 


UuMCj, almut kemcj, a ienkrt,? 

102) Seniors 

"It's our last year 
before freedom." 

Gloria Romero, 

"Instead of eating in 
the cafeteria you can 
go off campus for 

Ricardo Aldana, 

business, so I can 
travel and help people 
in need of support." 

Andrew Clayberg 

Paul Clayberg 

Amelia Cornfield 

"Alea iacta est." 
[The die is cast] 
-Julius Caesar 

Keriann Craig 

Mark Curry 

"Happiness is not a destination. 

It is a method of life." 

- Burton Hills 

3enevieve Dabrowski 

"I have never let my schooling 

interfere with my education." 

- Mark Twain 

Jacob Del Gallo 

Sydney Delmar 

"I think a life spent in music 

is a life spent beautifully." 

- Luciano Pavarotti 

Christian Desrochers 

"Of this at least I am certain, that 

no one has ever died who was not 

destined to die sometime." 

- Saint Augustine 

Stephanie Dinan 

"There may be something there that 

wasn't there before." 

- "Beautv and the Beast" 

Sarah Dinardo 

"Obstacles are those frightful 

things you see when you take 

your eyes off your goal." 

- Henry Ford 

Rose Dodge 

Connor Donahue 

When we're on different 
sides of the globe. I thought 
we'd keep our veins tangled 

like a pair of mic cables." 

Chantel Doucette 

Clarissa Edgerton 

"What she don't know 
won't hurt her." 
- Gene Watson 

McKenna Klontz 

"She is super sweet, and 
she never has anything 
bad to say." 

Andrew McGarity, 

Mark Johnson 

"He is really smart, 
responsible, and he has 
goals in his life." 

Luke Malley, 



modi emsa/iAaAAlnCf, 

"1 wont out to lunch on 
an early release da) . 
We don't have lunch 
on earlv release du\ s." 

Encubahre, Senior 

"1 fell in front of the 
chorus room. Someoi 
pointed at me and 
% started laughing." 


Mayra Encinas- 
Munoz. Senior 

Mayra Encinas-Munoz 

Eric Engel 

\\ ithout friends no one 

would choose to live'' 

- Aristotle 

Amanda Enright Pablo Enriquez-Zurita 

I've been waiting all this time for 

something I can't define. 1 ' 

- The Format 

John Escobar 

"Nobody can give you freedon 

Nobody can give you equality i 

justice or anything. If you're 

a man. you take it." 

- Malcolm X 

Daniel Estes 

"It's not who sou are that 

holds you back; its who 

you think you're not." 

- Unknown 

Perla Farias 

'Nothing is original under the sun. 

The reality is we are one." 

- Anonymous 

William Farley 

"Running your mouth 

is not exercise." 

- Unknown 

Amarilis Flores 

Michael Flynn 

"Time has told me not to ask f 

more, for someday our ocean 

will find its shore." 

- Nick Drake 

Derek Framinan 

peace a chani e 
julin I ennon 

Mary Francis 

'No mattei where sou go, 
there you are." 
Bin. karoo Banzai 

Lorrane Freitas 

"I've never told a lie, and that 

makes me a liar. I've never made a 

bet, bm we gamble with desire." 

lasey Rae 

Nicholas Friedman 

Marlaina Furlong 

"Those who don't believe in 

magic will never find it." 

- Roald Dahl 

11)1) Seniors 

Oksana Trofimenko 

"When she starts laughing. 
everyone starts laughing 
with her." 

Khalia Home, Senior 

Conor Donahue 

"He is the onlj gu\ I know 
that giggles, and it's reall) 

Mary Francis, Senior 

Frayne Gantus 

"Enjoy every moment of 

your life while it lasts." 

- Anonymous 

Jacqueline Garcia 

"Not all treasure is 

silver and gold, mate." 

- Jack Sparrow in 

"Pirates of the Caribbean" 

July Garcia-Zurita 

Hilewna Gebru 

Lula Ghidey 

'You never know when you're 

making a memory." 

- Rickie Lee Jones 

Rosario Giron-Lima Edmond Gniewek Jorge Gomez-Pedraza Andrew Goodman 

If winning isn't everything, why 

do they keep score?" 

- Vince Lombardi 

Laura Gorsky 

"Life moves pretty fast. If you 

don't stop and look around once in 

a while, you could miss it." 

- "Ferris Bueller's Day Off 

Kimsue Grant 

Adam Green 

You know, people can't fall in 

love with me just because 

I'm good at what I do." 

- Robert Plant 

Rose Greenawald 

"Live your life to the fullest 

because you never know when 

it will be taken from you." 

- Anonymous 

Romina Gropasi 

Marilyn Guerrero 

"Don't let the stereotypes or 

judgments of others define you. 

Define yourself." 




"Freshman year 
because all classes 
\\c.rc. so much easier 

mail miMed memosuf,: 

"Going to the final 
World Cup same in 

Jacob Levin, Senior 

Erika Guevara 

Brian Gutierrez 

Fanuel Haile 

Ariel Hamilton 

"Believe in your flyness; 

conquer your shyness." 

-Kanye West 

Ryan Harding 

"I dream of painting, and 

then I paint m\ dream." 

- Vincent Van Goah 

Erin Healy 

Rachel Heend 

Christina Helmick 

Ahmad Helmy 

David Hemingway 

"Peace out. dawg." 

"Every beauty and greatness in 

"Don't cry because it's over; 

"Friendship is like peeing 

this world is created by a single 

smile because it happened." 

yourself, everyone can see it, 1 

thought or emotion inside a man... 

- Dr. Seuss 

but you are the only one who 

or an impulse in a woman's heart." 

gets the warm feeling." 

- Kahlil Gibran 

- Anonymous 

Robert Hemstreet 

I! you listen very hard, the tunc 
wil] con ti last, when 

all arc one and one are all, 

to be mil to roll." 

k"l>< n Plant 

Lisa Hines 

"Courage is resistance oi fear, 
master) ol fear no) 

absence ol tear" 
- Mark Twain 

Flenner Hoagland 

"Ask not what your teammates can 

do for son. ask yourself what you 

can do lor your teammates." 

- Magic Johnson 

Jessica Hogan 

"Rivers know this: there 

is no burn . We shall get 

there some day." 

- "Winnie the Pooh" 

Richard Hooker 

I iK) ] Seniors 

Suzanne Matyas 

she is obsessed » ith 
brushing her teeth!" 

Connor Sharp, Senior 

Gavin Treweek 

"He has some sweet 
pearl) whites." 

Rachel Heend, Senior 



Khalia Home 

"I was nauseous and tingly 

all over. I was either in love 

or had smallpox." 

- Woody Allen 

Whitney Hurdle 

"All your dreams can come 

true if you have the courage 

to pursue them." 

- Walt Disney 

Maryam Hussain 

Olivia Huston 

Kate Irick 

Mukti Islam 

Absence is to love what wind is 

to fire; the love that does not 

blow out is true love." 

- Christopher Marlowe 

Brian Jacobs 

"The tree of liberty must be 

refreshed from time to time with 

the blood of patriots and tyrants.' 

- Thomas Jefferson 

Caroline Jahncke 

"From now on, I'll connect the 
dots my own way." 

- "Calvin and Hobbes" 

Keith Johnson 

Mark Johnson 

"Truth is independent of our 

perception of it." 

- Unknown 

Adam Kahan 

"Aim for the highest.' 
- Andrew Carnegie 

Esma Kansiz 

When love goes wrong. 

nothing goes right." 

- Marilyn Monroe 

Amandeep Kaur 

Sara Kayes 

I intend to live forever ■ 
so far, so good." 
- Stephen Wright 

Nicholas Kelleher 

"Education is a weapon, whose 

effect depends on who holds it in 

his hands and at whom it is aimed." 

- Joseph Stalin 


w&ute, claAAAQom memosui) 

"When Adam Kahan 
asked Mrs. Root how 
to spell G.O.P." 

Jorge Gomez, Senior 

"I have a lot, all of 
them in Mr.Grove's 
psychology's class." 

Mark Currv, Senior 




mo^i mem&iable aMewwuf,? 

The pep rail} last 
year when the juniors 
beat the seniors in the 

Karen Villeda, 

"Sophomore sear's 
pep ralh because the 
dance team performe 
really well." 

Fanuel Haile, 

James Kelley 

It's like a jungle sometimes. It 
makes me wonder how I keep 
from going under." 
- Grandmaster Flash 

Tyler Kellogg 

"Snap, crackle, pop" 
Kellogg's Rice Krispies 

Madeline Kemp 

Peter Klingelhofer 

Be who you are and say what 

you feel, because those who 

mind don't matter and 

those matter don't mind." 

- Dr. Seuss 

McKenna Klontz 

"Live in the sunshine." 
- Ralph Emerson 

Tyler Leeds 

"Heard melodies are sweet, 
but those unheard are sweeter 
- John Keats 

Caitlin Little 

Elise Littler 

"In this bright future, you can't 

forget your past." 

- Bob Marley 

Roberto Lopez-Melean Fenimore Love 

"Everything full circle. 

Game living major, girl's on 

my hip like a Skytel pager." 

- The Game 

Sabrina Love 

Raul Luna 

"The more you can increase fear of 

drugs and crime, welfare mothers, 

immigrants and aliens, the more 

you control the people." 

- Noam Chomsk) 

Vivian Lundgren Amanda MaeDonald Michael Mackenzie 

"Don't pay any attention to 

what thej write about you, just 

measure it in inches." 

- Andy Warhol 


wcffi&it j l ea/i gA> a jjne4lwiG*i! 

IDS) Seniors 

"( ietting thrown in a 
trash can or getting 
beaten up by my 
sister's friends." 

Adam Green, 

"Getting lost or gettin 
m trouble and the 
difficulty of my 


Kir.sten Bledsoe, 


"The end of the year 
assembly for the 2008 
graduating class." 

"Hispanic Heritage 
Assembly this year 
because I was part of it. 

Enrique Magana 

Amani Mahmoud 

Ghizlaine Mallek 

Luke Malley 

"I urge you, please notice when 
you are happy and exclaim. 

murmur, or think: 'If this isn't. 

nice. I don't know what is.'" 

- Kurt Vonnegut 

Belial Mashid 

Suzanne Matyas 

Andrew McDaniel 

Andrew McGarity 

Steven McKenzie 

Jason McNabola 

"I am Gladiator." 

"Don't take life so seriously. It's 

"The harder you work. 

- "Gladiator" 

only temporary. " 
- Dwayne Gilbert 

the harder it is to surrender." 
- Vince Lombard] 

John McQuinn 

"Time flies like an arrow 
Fruit Hies like a banana.' 
- Groucho Marx 

Robert Menezes 

In the end. it's not the years 

in your life that count. It's 

the life in your years." 

- Abraham Lincoln 

Jennifer Merino 

"It's all good, baby, baby." 
- Bi«gic Smalls 

Olivia Mihalik 

Sahand Minaie 

Lindsey Boryan 

"She is insanely 

Stephanie Dinan, 


Thomas Peters 

"Because that's just 

K < 1 1 1 1 < I Suarez, 




Warren Mitchell 

Claire Monfort 

It sour colors have started 

to run, let them all run. 

run away from you." 

- Bloc Party 

Ta'sean Monroe 

"Only God can judye me.' 

Linda Montes 

Andrea Moreno 

Yefri Moreno 

Cullen Mott 

Kelecha Nabil 

Ravi Narayanan 

"La di da di. we like to party. 

we don't cause trouble. 

we don't bother nobody." 

- Slick Rick 

Christian Newsome 

"Please, please allow me to 

Adriana Niedenfuhr Jhon Nogales-Pimient Clare O'Doherty 

We make a living by what we get. 

We make a lite bs what we give. 

Sn Winston Churchill 

Zac O'Malley 

Yanina Ortiz-Moya 

10) Seniors 

Andrew McLennan 

l le has so many 

dents in his car!" 

Vmanda Enright, 

Marilyn Guerrero 

'Sometimes I'm to afraid to 

gel in the car with her." 

Enrique Magana, 


' c 


"Junior year because 
it was a really 
relaxing time." 

Tayaba Paras 

Carla Paredes-Vargas 

Riley Park 

Megan Parker 

Jay Pasquarette 

"The closer vou are to 

"Live as if you were to die 

"Be a dreamer. If you don't know 

something, the tougher 

tomorrow. Learn as if 

how to dream, you're dead." 

it is to see it." 

you were to live forever." 

- Jim Valvano 

- Unknown 

- Gandhi 

Marc Patton 

j shall not waste my days in 

tr\ ing to prolong them." 

- Ian L. Fleming 

Isauro Pedroza-Cruz 

Selina Pena 

Nicolas Penaranda 

Claudia Perez 

Thomas Peters 

"When the power of love 

ivercomes the love oi power. 

the world vwll know peace." 

- Jinn Hendrix 

Jesse Phillips 

"You cant undo the past, but you 

can certain!) not repeat it." 

- Bruce Willis 

Natchaya Phoyen 

Aliya Pilchen 

"Rivers know this: there is no 
hurry. We shall get 

there someday." 
- "Winnie the Pooh" 

Alexandra Pill 

'A work of art is above all an 

adventure of the mind." 

- Eugene Ioneseo 


MjMf, ike wait? 

English w ith Mr. 
Laurie, because he had 
a reallj good sense of 
humor about things." 

Will Angle, Senior 

"I enjoyed Ms. 
Harrick's English 
class because ol 
her personality." 

Eric Alejo, Senior 

People (111 


"I'd like to be 
remembered as a 
person trying to make 
the world better." 

Karla Pineda 

Milton Portillo-Ortez 

Rebecca Pratt 

"I don't trust books; 

they're all fact, no heart.' 

- Stephen Colbert 

Christian Quinde 

Nataly Revollo 

"Follow the bright lights.' 
- Young Love 

Troy Riemer 

Michael Rincon 

"Tis not where we lie, but whence 
we fell; the loss of heaven is the 

greatest pain in hell." 
- Pedro Calderon De La Barca 

Alanna Rivera 

"I loathe people who keep dogs. 
They are cowards who haven't got 
the guts to bite people themselves." 

- August Strindbeni 

Julio Rojas-Telleria 

Rebecca Rondon 

l in mil 111 tins world in live up to 
youi i I you're nol 

in ilus world in live up to mini 
Brui i- Lee 

Tameka Roney 

Julia Ruane 

Sindy Rubianes 



mcpii akmt UJ-I? 


"I'll miss doing my 

Tro\ Riemer, Senior 

"As a loving and 
giving person who 
loved life." 

Sally Salazar 

"Always look on the 
bright side of life." 
- "Monty Python" 

Eric Salmeron 

"I am not ashamed of the gospel. 

for it is the power of God unto 

salvation to everyone that 

believeth" - Romans 1:16 

Collin Sandifer 

Ethan Scholl 

"They say never hit a 

man with a closed fist, but, 

it is on occasion, hilarious." 

- Captain Malcolm Reynolds 

from "Firefh " 

Heidi Schoomaker 

"It's a magical world. Hobbes of 

Buddy. ...Let's go exploring!" 

- "Calvin and Hobbes" 

Genna Schwartz 

You catch what I'm throwin"?" 
- Anonvmous 

Emily Seklecki 

Celebrate we will, because life is 

short, but sweet for certain." 

- Dave Matthews Band 

Justin Serene 

Naomi Shagam 

"If your knees aren't green by the 

end of the day. you ought to 

seriously re-examine your life." 

- "Calvin and Hobbes" 

Waleed Shahid 

"Let the beauty of what 

you love be what you do.' 

- Jala! al-Din Rumi 

Conor Sharp 

'Maybe a good rule in life is to 

never become too important 

to do your ow n laundry." 

Barry Sanders 

Jhery Kevin Siles 

"Smart people know what 
to say; wise people know 
whether to say it or not." 


Anand Singh 

Prashant Singh 

Jasmine Sinkavitch 

"Gain not the world and lose 

your soul. Wisdom is better 

than silver or gold." 

- Bob Marley 

Amanda MacDonald 

"She values her 
weekends a little 
more than school." 

Elise Littler, Senior 

Edmond Gniewek 

"He just likes to relax, but 
he's not lazy. He just likes 
taking it easy." 

Nicolas Penaranda, Senior 



ifOunAelj} in fO yea/i<£ 

"Either working as a 
fashion designer or 
staying in school to 
major in other arts." 

"I see myself being a 
teacher and married t> 
the most amazing gu\ 

Kaycee Smith 

Jacob Smout 

He\ Boo Boo. 1 think were gonna 
need another picnic basket. 
- Yogi Bear 

Betis Sorto-Sanchez 

Tenga mucho cuidado mijita. 

Cuidadito con lo que hace." 
- Antonia Sorto 

Dakota Springston 

"In order to get one hundred 

percent, you have to gi\e one 

hundred percent." 

- Anonymous 

Michael Srisuwan 

"Word is bond." 
- Notorious B.l.G. 

Kwabena Stefan 

You can't build a reputation on 
what you're going to do." 
Henry Ford 

William Stehm 

"The main thing is to 

make history . not to write it. 

- Otto Von Bismarck 

Craig Stephanson Kenuel Suarez-Fuentes 

"Knowledge is good." 
- "Animal House" 

Were so busy watching out for 

what's just ahead of us 

that we don't take time to 

enjo) where we are." 

- "Calvin & Hobbes " 

Dayshva Suxo 

Louis John Swallow Darrisaw Tatum 

Robert Tedder 

Hannah Thomas 

"W e are all in the gutter, bin some 
of us are looking at the stars 
Oscar Wilde 

Hugh Thomas 

"Even ii you're on the 

right track, you'll gel run 

over if sou jusl sit there. 1 

-Will Rogers 



fjOsuaoAd ia modi aJmui college': 


Meeting new people, 

being on my own, and 

expanding in\ 

edw ation." 

Darrisaw latum. 

"Achieix ing m> persoi 
goals and ha\ ing fun a 

college before I enter t 
real world." 

Justin Serene, 


Tyler Leeds, Senior 


Aliya Pilchen, Senior 

"He works so hard: he'll 


"She has a really 

go places in life." 

l\ I 

big brain." 

Craig Stephanson, 

u L 

Robert Hemstreet, 


Ir m 


Latreshia Thomas 

Sylvie Thomas 

"If you come to a fork 

in the road, take it." 

-Yogi Berra 

Sean Tichenor 

Alexander Tones 

Maria Torres 

Gavin Treweek 

Oksana Trofimenko 

Andrew Trombly 

Zolboo Tsogoo 

Arley Turner 

"2 Legit 2 Quit" 

"Dream as if you'll live forever. 

"Always try not to get killed." 

"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam" 

- MC Hammer 

Live as if you'll die today." 
- James Dean 

- George Carl in 

[I'll either find a way or make one.] 
- Hannibal 

David Umana 

Ilka Valdez 

Claire Van Wagner 

li you're not In ing on the edge, 

you're taking up too much space.' 

- Anonymous 

Ana Villalobos 

"Conquer the devils with a little 

thing called love." 
- Bob Marley 





Karen Villeda 

Erin Lindsey Wallace 

Lakiesha Waller 

Bridget Ward 

Daniel Watson 

'How main cares one loses when 

"Whateva, whateva it's all chedda." 

"Lite is what happens to you while 

"Wisest is he who knows 

one decides not to be something 

you're busy making other plans." 

he does not know." 

but to be someone." 

- John Lennon 

- Socrates 

- Coco Chanel 

Michael Watson 

Andrew Webster 

Jessica Williams 

Tyesha Witcher 

Selam Wubante 

"<-- I'm with stupid." 

"Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium 

Eruditionis Habes." 

- Anonymous 

Julliette Zebullos-Perez 

Sometimes you have u> gel weak 
jusl t" realize • ■ lu'rc strong." 



(S) E N I O R S lluma the c^md Lie 

. Nataly Revollo and Lorrane Freitas 
2. Jennifer Merino 3. 4. Arley Turner 
and Lindsey Cowen 5. Caitie Little's 
upgraded senior shirt 6. Peter 
Klinglehopher on Halloween 7. Perla 
Farias and Alvaro Araujo 8. Rose 
Greenwald 9. Zolboo Tsoges 10. Yef'ri 
Morano 1 1. Amarilis Flores 




v i 


Junior year was an abrupt wake-up call for some 
students, as classes became more challenging and the 
workload increased. In addition, SATs and ACTs were 
right around the corner. Junior year was an opportunity 
for students to have more of a say in what classes they 
picked; many chose more advanced classes and 
electives that interested them. Unfortunately, along with 
the new advanced courses, such as A. P. or LB. classes, 
came greater responsibility. Many juniors began to feel 
the pressure and started to focus more in class to 
prepare for college. Despite all the new stress, there 
were still the perks that came along with the new school 
to help lighten the load. Having their own floor of 
lockers, the junior parking lot, and easier access to more 

technology allowed the juniors to indulge in the <pod U[e. 

120) Juniors 


r . 1 

Jeff McCarthy's sixth period 
History of the Americas class before 
the pep rally 2. Juniors at dinner 
before homecoming 3. Jacob Huston. 
Christopher Almquist. and Madeline 
Farber 4. Ron Revere's sixth period 
physics class 5. Sean Hoffman and 
Seddhamanik Sarik 6. Sean Readdy. 
George Guerrero. Nathaniel Kresh, 
and Devin O'Conor 7. Cynthia 
Carson, Lina Ewell, Elana Crivella. 
Carolina Benitah 8. Terry Gomez and 
Zeynep Solak 



Salahidden Abubaker 

Emiliano Agudo 

Monica Ahir 

Sana Ait Ouahi 

Tariq Al-Tayeb 

Dow ha Ali 

Kiera Allen 

Matthew Allen 

Christopher Almquist 

Danice Alston 

her AJtamirano 

Jack Alves 

Mary Ambrose 

Tareck Amer 

Drake Anderson 

Rachel Anderson 

Kristin AnJi.i 
Cindy Andrade 

Mariela Andrade 

Neh Andrade 

Nicholas Apseloff 

Brizeyda Argueta-Jarquin 

Kristopher Armradit 

Charlene Arquiza 

Joshua Baiza-Lopez 

Sharain Barnhart 

Rodderick Battle 

Yonas Bayou 

Mar) Beech 

Dagmawi Bekele 

Sarah Bel-Had| Nasr 

Zoe Bellars 

Caroline Benitah 

I rjon Bezhanj 

Alice Billmire 
Caroline Birasa 

Andre Birdsong 

I, ill> Bouldin 
Steve Bravo ["on 

I .mi ; . 


Anna Brosnahan 
Ilona Brueckmann 
Megan Buche 
Robert Burgess 
Ke\ in Bustillo 
Antoine Calfat 

Ryan Carney 
Cynthia Carson 
Alicia Carter 
Gabrielle Casteal 
Jose Castellon 
Isaias Castro-Rivas 

Jason Cespedes 
Christine Chong 
Puneet Chopra 
Rabitul Chowdhury 
Malayika Cincotta 
Kelsey Clark 

Andrea Clavijo-Herrera 
Briana Coneys 
Abigail Conklin 
Charles Copening 
Andrea Corianga 
Gianina Corrales-Chirinos 

Suchana Costa 

Miles Coulton-Thompson 

Courtney Craig 
Freddy Crawford 
Hannah Crawford 
Elana Crivella 

Mary Cromartie 
Jesus Crosa 
Victoria Cruz 
Irma Cruz-Gu/man 
Ashley Dahl 
Lashaunta Davis 

Leah Davis 
Tiffany Davis 
Oliver De La Via 
Elizabeth Delery 
Meredith Denton 
Julissa Diaz 



Thomas Dickinson 

Christopher Diethom 

Kevin Donahue 

Anne Donnelly 

Catherine Dorset 

Markus Doycbak 

Claru Dubow 

Valerie Dugie 


Thomus Edwards 

Timothx Fiduards 

Khongoroo hnkhsaikhan 

Jose Estrada-Ruiz 

Una Ewell 

Madeline Farber 

Ian Feenej 

Chelsea heh\ 
Zachary Fendley 

Adrian lerrulino 
Dane Fitzmaurice 
Katherine Fleming 

George Flores 

Slew an Fostei 

Cannon Iraminan 

Julie I u ik's 

Patricia Gaitan 

Scan Ganous 

Louisa Gilson 

Annalisc Gioi gianni 

Krisiie Gogo 

David Gon 

( hristophei Gonzalez- 


Humberto Gonzalez rrejo 

Alexander Goodahl 

Andrew ( (rand Pierre 

George Guerrero 

Rubi Guevara 

( II. IS < III 

Joslin 1 I luzman 
Danail Habtemariam 

Vndreu Hansen 

i in Hartz 

12 1 ) Juniors 

I Steven Hazel 

Yovany Herbas-Lozano 
Kyle Hoffman 
Sean Hoffman 
Gregory Hogan 
Wesley Horton 

Brian Huaman 
Brooke Hudd 
Brandan Hummell 
Bilal Hussain 
Jacob Huston 
Kara Hutton 

Hong-An Huynh 
Julia Huynh 
Kathy Huynh 
Janese Jackson 
Joseph Jaeger 
Sophie Jenkins 

Shawn Jewell 
Carla Jimenez 
Alexandra Jones 
Ephraim Judy 
Robel Kabthiymer 
Laura Kane 

Abel Kebebew 
Patrick Kelley 
Angelica Kennedy 
Jhanzeb Khan 
Sophie Kiendl 
Kent Kik 

Chinny Kim 
Peter Knox 
Nathaniel Kresh 
Patrick Lacey 
Madison Lane 
David Lang 

Douglas Larrea 
Elena Laswick 
Cecily Leahy 
Karl Lendenmann 
Daniel Lesueur 
Jessica Li 

People (125 

Jose Lopez-Ibarra 

Jose Lozano-Avila 

Reuben Luoma-0\ erstreet 

Brenda Mackey -Kramer 

Amanda Maggio 

Lana Mahsoub 

Usman Mahmood 

James Malone 

Abdullah Mamun 

Veronica Manuel 

Imam Mark-. 

Jasmin Marshall 

Myeisha McBee 

Jennifer McCue 

Joanna McEIfish 

Rebecca McEIfish 

Bradford McGann 

Christian McGillen 

Dominique McNairy- 


Amine Mehari 

Gelila Mengesha 

Da\id Menjivar 

Robert Merrill 

Eleanor Miller 

Eleanor Mills 
Darya Mino\i 
Thomas Miotke 
Tiphaine Monroe- 
Arnold Montecinos 
Francis Monterroso- 
De Leon 

James Morgan 

Anne Murray 

Patricia Murras 

Emily Nalker 

Brenna Nelson 

Matthew Newman 

lonathan Ncwsome 

'.in Nguyen 

l link Nolan 

Alfredo Nolasco 

Abigail Son. i Vroni 
Phillip North 

I2(>) Juniors 

Waseem Nosaii 
Mireille Nsanzimana 
Devin O'conor 
Alaia O'friel 
John Ohman 
Jason Osorio 

Kaitlyn Osteguin 
Soukayna Oukhouya 
Paola Pachacopa- 
Alec Pastre 
Maricela Peralta 
Christina Phang 

Henry Phillips 
Marc Port is 
Roy Powell 
Dana Probasco 
Kathryn Rabatsky 
Zachary Rabe 

Joaquin Rada 
Lizzie Ramos-Palma 
Aasim Rawoot 
Sean Readdy 
Ericka Reyes 
Nathalie Reyes 

Shikea Ricks 
Jayney Riddick 
Sierra Riddle 
Mehdi Rizq 
Pedro Robles 
David Roddy 

Victor Rodriguez 
Bernol Rojas 
Nathaniel Root 
Camelia Rubalcava 
Cesar Ruiz 
Andrea Salad 

Steve San Miguel 
Jacqueline Sandoval 
Miriam Sands 
Roger Santos-Molina 
Seddhamanik Sarik 
Benjamin Schwartz 


Rachel Schwartz 

Collin Seamens 

Jeremy Seipp 

Morgan Sendek 

Jovanna Serrano 
Nathan Shagam 

John Sheahan 

Elta/ Shebi 

Jahan Shiekhy 

James Shirron 

Pamela Sie\ 

Lina Sil\erman 

Stephanie Smith 

Zeynep Solak 

Audrey Sonntag 

Jaime Southern 

Wyeth Steigler 

Christopher Stephens 

Miguel Stewart 
I ia\ is Stone 
Mark Sykhammountry 
Jethro Tapulgo 
Stephanie Tate 
Robert Te Tan 

Heydi Tejeda-Maldonado 

Madeline Templeton 

Robin Thacker 

Patrick Thai 

Emma Thorp 

Sydney Tichenoi 

Phuongthu Toim 

Genesis Torres Mi ireira 

V elazquez 

\ ictoria 1 rofimova 

Jason 1 ruesdale 

Katherine Truone 

Zoljat i i 

Kadijatu l uraj 

Mallory I zel 

Kirslen Valentine 

I )aniel \ 
I >iana Velasquez 

I2X) Juniors 

Klber Velasque/ 
Jackson Verville 
Kelsie Vick 

Celso Villacorta-Santos 
Cynthia Villarroel-Vargas 
Grace Vinson 

Minn Vu 
Paul Vu 
Paul Wagner 
Shame Waller 
Shixiong Wang 
William Warren 

John Washington 
Benjamin Whelan 
Timothy Whelan 
Renee Whitlow 
Courtney Wilcox 
Jamal Williams 

Reginald Williams 
Zoe Willis 
Emma Wolfarth 
Molly Wolford 
Leah Woodruff 
Dylan Woody 

Goldy Yang 
Mohamed Yassin 
Phoumrirj Yin 
Denise Zelaya 
Cindy Zepeda 
Nicolas Ze\ alios 

People (129 


Sophomores Trevor Newton and 
Christopher Herleh\ 


claM oj 2011 

This year was a brand new beginning for the class of 201 1; 
it was time for the sophomores to face the reality of high 
school. The students were on their own, leaving behind the 
small learning communities that had guided them through 
freshman year. Throughout the year, sophomores noticed 
that teachers were expecting a lot more out of their school 
work, and the curriculum was becoming difficult as a result of 
more advanced courses being offered. While having to deal 
with the anxiety which a greater workload brings, they also 
had their first look at the PSATs. The class grew stronger; they 
became confident with their surroundings and acquainted 
with more upperclassmen. The sophomores were no longer 
referred to as the "new kids," and took comfort in having a 

year of high school behind them, embracing the <pod li^e. 

HO) Sophomores 

Silvia Obando 
Muna Abdulkader 
Amanuel Abebe 
Alan Acero 
Megan Adkins-Blanch 
Clement Alter 

Hannah Aiken 
Paiza An Ouahi 

Ayesha Akter 
Salma Akter 
Mahniuda Akther 
Maksuda Akther 

Eti Alain 
Raisul Alam 
Lana Allen 
Patricia Almeyda 
Randy Amador-Obando 
Karen Ampuero-Figueroa 

Sarah Anderson 

Andrea Andrade 

Jason Andrade 

Susana Andrade 


Hareth Andrade-Ayala 

Rodriao Andrade-Calderon 

Mai in Arevalo-Bornlla 
Erik Argueta 
Alexandra Arriaza 
Hezbullah Asadhezbullah 
Amir Ashtiany 
Nomin Ayushbaatar 

Bernard Yves Bagalso 
Jesse Baker 
Garrett Bangsboll 
John Bardo 
Khnlan Batnumkh 
I Aracely Bautista 

Bilguun Bayaraa 

Jagalsaikhan ban 
Orgil Bayarsaikhan 
Elizabeth Beckwith 
Walter Bell 
Ariadne Bene 


Julieze Benjamin 

Alexander Berlin 

Jennifer Bern 

Malick Be\e 

Alexandra Bieniek 

Imani Bi°sbs 

Max Blackman 

Guidu Blacutt 

Alexander Blanco 

Isaac Bloom 

Alexander Bogetic 

Bilguun Boldbaatar 

Uyanga Boldbaatar 

Synthia Boudreau 

Tiffany Bradford-Brooks 

Benjamin Brady 

Cayden Brehaul 

Isaiah Brennan 

Ashley Brewton 

Jonathan Brown 

Daniel Browning 

Andrew Brxant 

Nicolas Burns 

Kelsey Butterworth 

Emanuel Cabrera-Pomposo 


( lecelia Campbell 

Kaitlyn Campbell 

I law Mm Cannon 

Diana Carballo 

Megan Carlson 

Lillian Carter 

Gabriel Castillo 

Bryan Chase 

Itziai < 'havez-Aliaga 

Lina Chhuy-Hj 

Keya Chilka 

Mil • in < lunchilla 
s. ii. ih ( 'hisholm 

( I. illcll. I ( 'islleios 

Vane I 

I < .1 n- ( ii|ip;i 

I ! ) Sophomores 

Antonella Cordero 
Cesar Cordero 
Henry Cornejo 
Hector Cornejo- Aguilar 
Lindsay Cronin 
Oliver Cross 

John Cummins 
Sonya Dagata 
Alexis Dahl 
Mekdelawit Damtie 
Kedus Daniel 
Nhat-Quang Dao 

Kimberlj Davies 

Joshua Deiner 
Lorena Deleon 
Natalie Deleon 
Vanessa Deleon 
Carlos Dell'aeostino 

Robert Dewald 
Moussa Diallo 
Jessica Diaz 
Joseph Difilippo 
Paulo Dorado 
Bobby Drayton 

Cornelius Drayton 
Nitika Dumera 
Samantha Eakes 
Paris Ebert 
Benjamin Edgar 
Tarik El-Allarne 

Andrew Elliott 
Tsolmon Enebish 
Elizabeth Englund 
Enkhorchlon Enkhbold 
Ivana Escobar 
Brandon Escobar-Andrade 

Austin Evans 

Jeffrey Evans 

Gary Ferrufino-Ferrutino 

Samuel Fetene 

Rebecca Fisk 

Brenda Flores 


Nor. Flores 

Jeremy Foley-Loftin 

Allison Fontaine 

Cassandra Ford 

Erica Fountain 

Nicholas Freed 

Jeremv Friedman 

Eric Fr\ 


Mima Fuentes 

Gustavo Garcia-Medina 

Kaleb Gared 

Saurub Gautam 

^V -t^^^ji 

Dawit Gebru 

Tomas Ghide\ 

Mukesh Ghimire 

Roshan Ghimire 

Dylan Gibbs 

Britta Gonzales 

Brando Gonzalez 

Joel Gonzalez-Gonzalez 

Megan Gottfried 

Edgar Govea 

Rebecca Graham 

Gleb Gritsinin 

Daniel Guenther 

Scan Guerra 

Katn Gurne\ 

Jesse Guzman 

Marcial Guzman 

Linda Guzman-Nemtala 

I in/in. in Nemtala 

Hana Hadzibegovic 

Solomon Hai 111 

David Halliwell 

Nicholas Hallowell 

Anna Halverson 

Morgan Hamilton 
Kenneth I lammond 

\1.ii i. ill 1 1 u 

< haimai I Ian hum 
Chai Han 
R nk Hathotuwa 


Rhyler Heining 
Shahenda Helmy 
Spencei Hemstreet 
John Heng 
Jayla Henry 
Thalia Hiler 

Charles Hilla 
Tania Hines 
Lillian Hoagland 
Nathaniel Holsten 
Keisha Home 
N'ahidul Huque 

Antoine Ingram 
Karina Inzarry 
Mohamed Jabbara 
Gregory Jacks 
Kylah Jackson 
Briaitte Jahncke 

Brian Jaimes 
Scarlet Jaldin 
Jose Jaldin-Andia 
Peter Janetos 
Nomuun Javzmaa 
Halima Jhoti 

Paul Johnson 
Rebecca Jones 
Maria Juarez-Cabrera 
Andrew Karpinski 
Joshua Katz 
Kristi Kem 

Rutha Kidane 
Abigail Knight 
Xavier Knox 
Hayate Kodama 
Megan Kroger 
Jessica Langley 



Richard Lew is 

Alexander Lindeman 

Louis Linden 

Madhavi Liyanage 

I Jan Liyanage 

Juan Lopez-Ibarra 

Edward Lounberg 

Aidan Lynch 

Ahmed Mahmoud 

Jordan Mandel 

Christopher Manni\ 

Anaela Man/ano 

Gustavo Mariaca 
\\ illiam Marshal] 
Hardino Marsigit 
Natalie Martinez 
Sandra McCartin 
John McElderrv 

Kaihenne McKenna 

Christopher McKenzie 

Lisa McNabola 

( ec ili. i Mendoza 

C'heru Mengesha 

Kaitl) rni Menoche 

Maria Meraz 

Robert Mercado 

Benjamin Merlos 

Nahom Michael 
Varon Michalak 

Allison Mihalik 

Kes in Miranda 

Frederick Mitchell 

tois Moms 

Soufan Mcis [e 

I >■ mglas Moscoso 

I ik Muniec 

Romel Muno/ Valencia 

furore Mushil 

i ■ '1 . 1 1 \imi\ 
Jos* Berrios 

i Neel 
( Ihristophei v s 

I U)) Sophomores 

Michaela Nelson 
Trevor Newton 
Christine Nguessan 
Lan-Anh Nguyen 
My-Anh Nguyen 
Ian O'hara 

I Rene Ochoa 
Sara Ochoa-Lopez 
Charles Ovando 
Mark Palmer 
Manuel Palomino 
Binita Pant 

Holly Parker 
Samuel Passaglia 
John Pastre 
Joshua Patecell 
Sahrina Patwary 
Matthew Pearson-Beck 

Timothy Peel 
Teodora Peneva 
Sandra Peralta 
Ricardo Perez 
Andrew Perrow 
Kathryn Perry 

Sonia Phene 
Ann Plotkin 
Hector Ponce 
Katherine Ponds 
Genesis Portugal-Sanchez 
Nathan Prange 

Grace Prentice 
Catherine Pricone 
Maria Rafailan 
Molly Ramey 
Diana Ramirez 
Yesenia Ramirez 

Kevin Ramirez-Carrasco 
Spencer Reavis 
Atiya Rehman 
Sabrina Relph 
Polina Rendak 
Jesly Reyes 



Juan Re\es 

Rachael Rich 

Keith Ricks 

Courtney Riley 

Katharine Riley 

Megan Rippx 

Brendan Ritter 

Karla Ri\a- 

Catherine Roca 

Christian Rodriguez 

Antonella Rodriguez- 


Alina Rojas-Terceros 

Christine Rumpf 

Samantha Sachs 

Alexander Salguero 

Vichil Samountry 

Mary, Sanchez 

Fans Sanjakdar 

Rainier Santa Ana 

Blanca Santos 

Gretchen Schroeder 

Gregory Seals 

Aida Sebhat 

Christopher Seipp 

Julian Semprehon 

Emilia Sens 

Amy Severs 

Sezana Seyoum 

Parita Shah 

Margaret Siddle 

Jhasmira Silcs 

Stella Sklar 

Michelle Smyth 

Eileen Soiles 

Isha Srivastava 

Kurt Stevens 

Lucas Stewart 
V eronica Siokcs 

Harrison Streclcr 

I iik Siiomme 

Brian Sulser 

Ryan Swan 

3X) Sophomores 

Jessica I arlton 
Kiara Taveras 
Anthony I aylor 
Paul Teifer 
Clare Terpstra 

Michael Tesfaldet 
Peter Thomas 
Victoria Thompson 
Kelsey Tigner 
Jessie Togan 
Luis Torres-Franco 

Kevin Torrico 
Scrgm Tortola 
Hiep Tran 
Lindsey Treweek 
Hadiya Truesdale 
Kibret Tsige 

Bilguunzaya Tumurbaatar 

Enisa Turko 
Trevor Turner 
Emmanuel Undiandeye 
Berenice Urrutia-Gomero 
Javkhlantuya Vaanjilnorov 

Tessa Van Grack 
Karen Vasquez 
Peter Vernia 
Jessica Viricochea 
Charles Vitale 
Brandon Wagstaff 

Shengyuan Wang 
Dylan Warburg 
Daniel Weiner 
Sanprabha Wettewa 
Abigail Whitmore 
Jamala Williams 

Ricky Willingham 
Matthew Wilson 
Aliya Winker 
Ja/min Woodson 
Elizabeth Woolley 
Keaira Wortham 



Caleb Wroblewski 

Zachary Yancey 

Benjamin Yatt 

Nathan Young 

Gabriel Yudken 

Michael Yuha> 


I Hi) Sophomores 

|S)0 P H O M O R E S Iwmtj, the qwl li^ 

1. Javkhlantuya Vaanjilnorov and 
Jessica Viricochea. 2. Teodora 
Peneva, Uyanga Boldbaatar. Parita 
Shah and Isha Srivastava. 3. Brandon 
Escobar-Andrade. 4. Imani Bigsby 
and Jazmin Woodson. 5. Megan 
Kroger and Imane Zirari. 6. Kristi 
Kern 7. Jesse Baker and Rutha 



Freshmen AleyiKopenh;i\er 
and LeaJfCran«le 

claM ol <zuT2 

For freshmen, the first day of high school brought a variety of 
new adventures; block scheduling, upperclassmea and a 
tougher workload loomed over the ninth graders during their first 
months in high school. Students who joined sports teams and 
clubs early on widened their social circle and became more 
comfortable with the new environment quickly. As the school 
year progressed, the underclassmen familiarized themselves 
with their surroundings and formed useful study habits that 
helped ease their worries about being a freshman. With the 
increased workload came more responsibilities, such as learning 
to maintain a good G.P.A., managing their time, and 
completing their school work. This helped prepare the class of 
201 2 for their next three years of high school. Some students may 
have found that their first year went smoothly, others, a little 
bumpy. Although students had different experiences, every 

freshman looked forward to being a part of the <p&d L^e. 



Elmer Aguim 
Manish Ahir 
Fareen Ahmed 
Jalaluddin Ahmed 

Dayana Alarcon-Aldunate 

Liliana Alcantara Pfafl 

Aleta Allen 

Sail' Alshehri 

( riovanna Alvarado 

Waicl Amer 

Myiam Anderson 
Faris Anwar 
Paula Arat 

Keiry Argueta-Jarquin 
Jordan Armstrong 
Habibullah Asad 

Ming Au 
Jefrey Ayala 
Salam Aziz 

Khongorzul Baasansukh 
Ashley Bach 
Haves Baker 

Emma Banchoff 
Kelvyn Barraza 
Gabriela Barrios-Orozco 
Daphne Bascope 
Enkhjin Batbaatar 
Munkhtumur Bayarmagnai 

John Beckman 
Abigail Belai 
Jose Benitez 
Anne Bennett 
Alison Bentley 
Tiffany Bentley 

Alexander Beranek 
Mara Berkland 
Nicole Bernardo 
Jessica Berrios 
Charulatha Bharathi 
Erik Binczewski 



Carly Blancato 

Jennifer Bonilla 

Suleyma Bonilla 

Catherine Boryan 

Samuel Bosch 

Audrey Bowler 

Ta\ lor Boydston 

Taylor Brandt 

T> ler Braxton 

Madeleine Brehaut 

Julie Brooks 

Samantha Brothers 

Matthew Brower 

Carl Buergler 

Demetrius Bullock 

Brendan Busey 

Josie Butler 

Jeidi Cabrera-Garcia 

(iiulia Cajati 

Claudelle Calfat 

Yessica Calix 

Brooke Campbell 

Brando Campos 

Abel Canales-Diaz 

Frances Canavan 

Marcus Cantu 

Joselin Carballo 

Leonel Cardenas-Cayasso 

Manuel Carrion 

Jaqueline Cartmell 

Kina Castaneda 

Mariana Cask-lion 

Stephen Cerqueira 

Arnold Cespedes 

Sarah Chase \\ alsh 

Dawod Chatha 

\i]lhuii\ ( In 

tanathan ( Ihireno 

Saniiha Choudhury 

Jared ( Ihurbuck 

Kirbj dark 

Brandon I 

I I ) Freshmen 

Marsharika ( 
Elio Collantes 

Emily Cook 

Geonangel Cordova- 


Geo\ anny ( 


Jessica Coreas 

Sarah Corry 
David Covington 
Brendan Craig 
Joseph Crandall 
Leah Crangle 
Ronnell Crossland 

Jorell Cruz 
Lesly Cruz-Guzman 
Abin Dahal 
Austin Dalton 
Erin Daniell 
Sarah Danik 

Joanna De La Via 
Simone De Los Angeles 
Martin Debraine 
Jared Deiner 
Rolando Deleon 
Blair Delery 

Essence Delgado 
Amirah Delwin 
Jonathan Diethorn 
Julius Dinkins 
Thien-Y Doan 
Karaca Dokuzcan 

Delonte Drumgold 
Andrew Dudka 
Kevin Duggan 
Nayda Duran 
Lukas Eigler-Harding 
Nominjin Enkhee 

Zakaria Ennijm 
lik I seobai 
Tyler Evans 
Alice Farrell 
Susan Ferguson 
Jesse Ferrell 


Luke Fichter 

Yamil Flores-Gon/ale/ 

Thomas Fontaine 

Erin Fox 

Abigail Fram 

Annette Franchi 

Hallie Freeman 

Hannah Friedman 

Tania Funes-Calderon 

Laurie Gagne 

Temuujin Ganbaatai 

Carina Garcia 

Ricardo Garcia-Falcon 

Biniam Gared 

Betieal Ghebrekrstos 

Roderic Gibson 

Alexander Giorgianni 

Ka-. Gobena Mikael 

Aaron Goler 

Matthew Gome/ 

Ton) Gome/ 

Jasmin Gon/ale/-Flores 

Robin Gordon 

Adrianna Gorsk) 

I essa Gorte 

William Granados 

Olivia Green 

Jose ( iri|al\a 
Brandon Guarety-Huayhua 

Douglas Guevara 

Jonathan Guevara-Campos 

Diksha Ciupta 

Emily Gursk) 

Roberto ( iuzman-Villarroel 

Abu Haronni 

Turner Hams 

I . m 1 1 \ Harrison 

Alys Harshbai i 

Madeline Ha) 

Petei Hazel 

Matthew I lealej 

Andrew llem/maii 

4(>) Freshmen 

Yasman Lozano 

i nan I z 
Jasmine Hernu m 
Armando Herrer; 
Levi Hi 
Matthew Hines 

Jordan Hinkson 
Matthew Hirseh 
Brianna Hogan 
Zaehary Holland 
( Ihynna Holmes 
Laura Holsten 

Rachel Hooker 
Nathan Hughes 
Lauren Hummell 
Zachery Hunter 
Annan Hussain 
An Huvnh 

Manfred Illanes-Miranda 
Mudasar Iqbal 
Francois Jaffres 
Braian Jaldin-Andia 
Emily Janson 
Summoya Jayed 

Timothy Jenkins 
Zixun Jian 

Paula Jimenez-Alvarez 
Biru Jones 
Brittany Jones 
Beylul Kebede 

Dinar Kebede 
Elijah Kennedy 
Myagmarsuren Khaadan 
Brendan Killalea 
Brendan Kiviat 
Benjamin Klingelhofer 

Alexander Kopenhaver 
Jordan Kruger 
Hind Lakrouchnj 
Julie Lang 
Connor Lay 
Daniel Lazo 



Karen Lazo 

Tina Le 

Garrett Lee 

Rahkia Legrand 

Robin Leiter 

Gregory Lemek 

Christopher Lent 

Rediet Ligaba 

Leora Lihach 

Christopher Lim 

Suzanna Lindeman 

Sean Liu 

Morgan Livezey 

Danielle Logan 

Karen Lopez 

Manon Loustaunau 

Luis Lozano-Avila 

David Lugo 

Jitlian Luoma-Overstreet 

Shane Macnaniara 

Sean Magner 

Tania Majano-Benite/ 

Francis Malone 

Humberto Mamani 

Humberto Mamani- 


Macon Mann 

Gabriel Marquez-Torrico 

Oswaldo Martinez- 


Jose Martinez Medina 

Emily Mathae 

Zhane Matos 

Ariana Mazzucchelli 

Sayo McCowin 

Kassidy McElheney 

Mallory McKenzie I 

Jewel McNeil 

lonathan Mejia I 

Jose Melgai Portillo I 

Maria Melgar-Portillo I 

Jessica NK'i 1. 1 . i 

Raleigh Mill- j 

Shiva Minovi I ' V 

1 48 ) Freshmen 

Marzan Mhu 
D'Andre Monroe 
Lauren Montana 
Fernando Montano 

Nalaly Montano- Vargas 
Mehna Mora 

Juan Morales 
Kc\ in Morales-Gonzale 
Stephen Moran 
Douglas Moseoso 
Bereket Mulatu 
Daniel Mulrow 

Jarrod Nagurka 
David Narvaez 
Farhan Naseer 
Josselin Navarro-Oehoa 
Selam Negash 
Elaine Negasi 

Elania Nesbitt 
Lassallete Newton 
Nicole Nicholas 
Petra Nichols 
Troy Nickens 
Erin Norman 

Caitlin O'Connor 
Mary O'Connor 
Caitlin O'Grady 
John Obando 
Alan Ochoa-Barajas 

Rony Ordonez-Guinea 
Juan Ornelas-Ornelas 
Yassir Ortiz-Guerra 
Erika Osorio 
Yuji Otani 
Smail Oukhouya 

David Palmer 
Victor Palomo-Muno/ 
Niti Paudyal 
Yanesi Pavon-Lazo 
Reina Perdomo-Lemus 
Randall Perez 



Branko Pica\ ia 

Noah Pilchen 

Ethan Pilot 

Heather Pion 

Barbara Pitcher 
Justin Pollard 

Jhoxelin Portillo 

Suwama Poudel 

Edward Powell 

Georgia Price 

Alexander Quach 

Fernando Quintero 

Deyneca Rafael- 


David Rafk> 

Arifur Rahman 

Byron Ram ire/ 

Jeanine Ramirez 

smael Ramirez-Jaramillo 

L'lices Ramos 
Meredith Randle 
Cassandra Rennie 
Renee Andrea Reyes- 
Khaled Reza 
Jordan Kicker 

Brumcl Rios 

Juan Rios 

Brooke Ripp) 

Paolo Rivera 

Stephen Roberts 

Jesmine Roberts-Torres 

Ana Rubles 

Claire Rogers 

1 .11 .1 Rogers-Benchoam 

Karina Rojas 

Karla Romero 
Leslie Rosales 

Rigoberto Salguero 

Nelson Sahatun.i I opez 
Darryl Sampson 

< Hga Sang] 

Hagai Sanjakdar 

s. nun. i Sanwai 

SO) Freshmen 

Seddhamanika Sank 
Eric Schmidt 
Lydia Schneider 
Kinsey Scholl 
Kayla Schoomaker 
Morgen Scull 

Amanuel Semeaneh 
I izazu Scndek 
Nicholas Serene 
Maheen Shahid 
Simonia Sharma 
Natalie Shearin 

Amy Sikhammountry 
Harmandeep Singh 
Omar Small 
Charles Smith 
Genesis Solano 
Henok Solomon 

Eliot Somers 
locelyn Somerville 
Cristian Sorto 
George Spencer 
Casimira Stempniew icz 
Christopher Stephanson 

Sarah Stephens 
Shaun Stewart 
Dominique Stocks 
Emma Sweeney 
Waseef Syed 
Colette Talbot 

James-Thel Tapulgo 

Madison Taylor 
Paige Taylor 
Robel Teklu 
Alcides Terceros 
Cindv Thai 

Trevor Thompson 

Adriana Thornton 

Janae Tillery 

lmani Tinter 

Emily Titus 

Juan Torres-Hernandez 


Jorge Torrez 

Sjocelin Traverso 

Lelia Troiano 

Cuong Tu 

Yerkanat L'nurkhan 
Enzo Uribe-Reyes 

Martina Usanase 

Camille I /el 

Karen Vallejos 

Katarina Vandish 
Kevin Vargas 
Jose Vasquez 

Michael Vasquez 

Wilfredo Velez 

Micayla Veney 

Rodrigo Vidal-Vasque/ 

Jirnmj V ii 

William Wagner 

Emily Walker 

Qashab Wall 

Naomi Waltengus 

Emaline Wantrobski 

Eli/abeth Warren 
Emily Watson 

Je'Vonne Watson 

Olivia Weltz 

Jessica Whelan 

Gail Williams 

Anthony Willis 

Rachel Wimmer 

Joseph Windheim 

Kathryn Wirtz 

Daniel Woldegiorgis 

Hudson Worden 

Sergm Yabeta Salamanca 

Laura Yauger 

52 i Freshmen 

(?) R E S H M E N 

* * 

the cmod lile 

Laura Yauger and Jordan 
Armstrong 2. Taylor Boydston and 
Fareen Ahmed 3. Lauren Hummell 

4. Leah Young's world history class 

5. Simone De Los Angeles, Jessica 
Whelan, Matthew Hirsch, Macon 
Mann, and Benjamin Klingelhofer 

6. Kinsey Scholl 7. Lydia Schneider 
and Maheen Shahid 


ofJoOr- 2009 

Throughout the 2008 - 2009 school year, faculty members made 
the effort to go the extra mile for their students. Whether it was 
an administrator in a lengthy meeting to better the school 
environment or just a teacher leaving their door open during 
breaks and lunch to chat; every bit of support helped 
encourage students to strive and perform to the best of their 
abilities. Everyday, members of our faculty took their students' 
educations to the next level with every simple, or difficult, task 
they completed to benefit them. The goal of our faculty 
members was to guide their students to a brighter future. In 
return, our faculty felt a renewed sense of community every day 

at school, thus making the cfwdlije a way of life for both faculty 
and students alike. 

IS l) Faculty 

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LE I "ER l"ROM ifoun, principal 

Dear Washington-Lee Generals, 

Congratulations for completing another in a long 
line of outstanaing years. I thank each of you for 
your positive involvement in making the 2008-09 
school year one I will never forget. A special thanks 
goes out to the class of 2009. This special group will 
be missed as they seek new opportunities away 
from the confines of Washington-Lee High School. I 
am confident that the exhaustive efforts of your 
teachers, counselors, and administrators have 
prepared you all for success in the next step of life. 
Many of you will return to us next year, and we look 
forward to reaping the benefits of your talents and 
energy as you welcome the class of 2013. We all 
wish the best for our graduating seniors and 
expect you to contriPute to our nation. You 
represent us all, and I could not be more proud of 
the extraordinary people you have become. 
Have a great summer. 
Generals' Pride! 


1 . Carlos Castro. 
Campus Safety Assistant 

2. Sandra Reznicek. 
Math Teacher 

3. Martha Helgerson. 
Administrative Assistant 

4. Chris Erickson, 
English Teacher 





Carol Callawaj . 

Tyrone Byrd, 

Chad Demagistris, 

Tom Schelstrate, 

Paul Jamelske, 

Marie Bullock, 

Marsarita Cruz. 

•irector of Student 

Assistant Principal 

i.B. Coordinator 

Assistant Principal 

Assistant Principal 

Director of Counseling 

Assistant Principa 


People ( 1 55 

Les Albers 

Roger Aleman 

Jesse Alvarez 

Emily Andrusko 

Colleen Auerbach 

Sandra Baird 

Heydi Baptista 

Emily Bennett 

Justin Bolfek 

Sharon Brahaney 

Reginald Brigham 

Jason Brodowski 

Paul Bui 

Greg Butler 

Johnnie Buxton 

Louise Byers 

Tyrone Byrd 

Ana Caballero 

Jorge Caballero 
Joyce Cadogan 

Carol Callaway 

Monica Campoverde 

Julie Cantor 

Consquilla Carey 

Julie Caron 

Bill Chamblee 

Kevin Clark 

Joycelyrj Clarke 

Sarah Congable 

Lynette Constantinides 

Philip Cooke 

Christine Crutsinger 

Margarita Cru/ 

Esperanza De Sisneros 

Jennifer Dean 

Chad Demagistris 

Sara Fiorini 

Mont\ Forrester 

Robert Garcia 

Jennifer Griffin 
Nan [rick 

Dunte Jackson 

ISC)) Faculty 

Nevin Jaffer 
Paul Jamelske 
Rosanne Johengen 
Danielle Karaky 
Paula Keating 
Angela Kelly 

Keilh Klein 
Philip Krauth 
Monica Larrieu 
Erica Larsen 
Susan Lauffer 
Gordon Laurie 

Dionte Lawley 
Katie Lawson 
Pam Lockridge 
Cynthia Matos 
Dawn McCoart 
Kenneth McCreary 

Cannen Mejia 
Ryan Miller 
Lamont Mitchell 
Heather Mizell 
Adam Moir 
Claire Moir 

Shonta Moore 
Matthew Norris 
Jeana Norton 
Crystal Olivo 
David Peters 
Eric Pilson 

Brian Pinney 
Sarah Reese 
Ronald Revere 
Sandra Reznicek 
Diane Richter 
Grega Robertson 

Alex Robinson 
Joel Rockwood 
Pamela Sanchez 
Catherine Sauter 
Kristin Shapiro 
Katie St. Pierre 



Deborah Stoll 

JoAnn Thomas 

Mary Tomb 

Bridget Tomich 

Valerie Tunks 

Marie Valenzuela 

Bernadette Villanueva 

Ricia Werner 

Gracie Williams 

Justin Willis 

Adje Wilson 

Jennifer Zimmerman 

>S) Faculty 

^Fy A C U LT Y liuwi/z im amd liie 

1. Joel Rockwood. Social Studies 
Teacher 2. Dawn McCoart, 
Science Teacher 3. Sarah 
Congable, English Teacher 

4. Marsha Dale. HILT Teacher 

5. Keith Klein, English Teacher 

6. Pam McClellan, Counselor 

7. Gordon Laurie and Rosa 
Reyes, English Teachers 

8. Jennifer Zimmerman, Family 
and Consumer Science Teacher 

People (159 

Senior Ravi 

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"We offer so many different courses and so many 

different levels of study, and the teachers are very 

helpful and involved within the school." 

Heidi Schoomaker, Senior 








Students and staff looked at the bright side of mathematics 

Students and math teachers agreed that it can 
take a variety of "helping hands" to tackle 
difficult math courses. From the skills center to 
group work, students found ways to boost their 
math skills. 

According to teachers, offering extra math 
help before, during, and after school benefitted 
students in a varietj of math courses. "1 ask my 
students to come in for extra help in the math 
skills center." said algebra II and intensified pre- 
calculus teacher Karen Mauser. 

Students took advantage of the extra math 
help for a variety of reasons, from finishing up 
homework assignments to getting help preparing 
for a big test. "I go to zero period for math 
because it gives me a chance to catch up on 
homework." said junior Robert Te Tan. 

Another way that teachers helped students 
were when they used scenarios, or everyday 
materials, to help students understand a specific 
topic. ""leaching math courses with practical 

tools makes it simple and more real." said Nevin 
Jaffer. who teaches algebra II, LB. math studies, 
and A. P. statistics. Teachers used tools such as 
candy, or other objects, to help students better 
understand specific topics. 

Students tried to help others in their class who 
were struggling with a concept. Instead of using 
everyday objects and scenarios, students helped 
others by using their own knowledge. "When a 
student doesn't understand something, I try to 
help them because I want them to understand the 
topic as well as I understand it," said sophomore 
[mane Zirari. 

Students' methods for learning are as unique 
as they are, and math is certainly no exception. 
Students found that between skills periods, 
practical tools, and group work, their math skills 
could really add up. 

- Jasmin Marshall. 10 
Lindsay Cronin. '1 1 

Student Analysis 

What is your favorite math course? 







'id students polled 

Sophomore Daniel (iiienlher 


U,2) Math 

Intensified geometry teacher James Brandon Wrighl 
explains a homework problem to the class. Re\ iewing 
homework was ideal in order for Students to better 
understand the material. 

Sophomore Eric Schmidt concentrates on his 
constructions. "Sometimes it is hard to stay focused 
during math because I gel frustrated when working on a 

difficult problem." said Schmidt. "Concentration is \cr\ 
important for me to succeed in math." 






"If a classmate has a question. 

then we w. i 1 1 work it out 


Bradford McGann, 

"Yes, I help people who are 

struggling in math. 1 do this by 

showing them steps to solve the 


Udari Liyanage, 

"To help one of my classmates, I 

give them more examples and 

answer any question that they 

may have." 

Lana Allen, 

"Yeah, 1 help people who arc- 
having a hard time solving 
problems. I do this by giving 
them examples and an in-depth 

Yafelmane Ouchna. 

Freshman Matthew Hines and 
sophomore Jesse Baker discuss a 
problem during geometry class 
Students discussed the methods for 
solving the problems once they had 
completed their work. Teachers had 
students work together in groups in 
order to solve problems correctly. 

Academics/Organizations ( 163 

Junior Gray Gustafson is cautious about 
lighting the bunsen burner. He experimented 
with regulating the amount of fuel that 
causes the level of the fire. "It's cool to 
explore the concepts we leam about in 
science bv doing labs." said Gustafson. 

Sophomore Grace Prentice completes a lab 
worksheet after conducting a lab on chemical 
reactions. She took notes on her observations 
and recorded her data. "1 liked the lab where 
we got to play with acid, because it was like 
dangerous fun.' said Prentice. 

While labs could be exciting for students, they were 
also important opportunities for learning 

Ryan Miller's I B environmental 
systems class orl on a a mtinuous 
project throughout the yeai in which 
i iwn corn planl I he students 
were responsible foi watei ing and 
fertilizing the pi. mis when necessary. 

In science class through all the 
lectures, the activity that students 
said they looked forward to were the 
labs Completing labs helped 
students develop an understanding of 
the subject that was being taught. 
"Doing labs helps me understand the 
material better." said senior Amarilis 
Flores. "Physics can be confusing, 
but labs help me comprehend the 

Science teachers made labs more 
engaging by encouraging students to 
modify labs by changing one of the 
variables. "My favorite lab was 
when we had two phone books to 
produce friction, put page over page, 
and hung them from the ceiling." 
said junior Kristopher Armradit. 
Creating changes to a lab made 
students more interested in the 
outcome ol the experiment. 

Labs involved a lot of group 
work in all the different science 
classes. The key to having a 
successful lab was to have everyone 

participate and have a role. "I like it 

when everyone in my group takes 
action during a lab," said senior 
Tehetina Woldemichael. "It's 
important for everyone to take part, 
so they can understand the process." 

Frequently, labs were followed 
up with a report. In order to have 
had a well-written paper, it was 
important for students to follow the 
scientific method. "I have to make 
sure I have a hypothesis before 
conducting the experiment," said 
freshman Tony Gomez. "Following 
the scientific method makes the lab 
easier to work with." 

Labs enabled students to explore 
different properties and 

fundamentals being introduced to 
them in science class. Students were 
able to comprehend lessons better 
and apply them when changing the 
labs. According to students, labs 
were a whole different learning 
experience that made the class 

-Ana Villalobos, '09 
M.nv Sanchez, 1 1 

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164 1 Science 

Juniors Freddy Crawford, Thomas William 
Dickinson, and Caitlin Macnamara follow 
the procedures to a lab in A P. chemistry. 
This was an analysis of anions lab in which 
they had to follow the scientific method. 
"We always have to make sure we're wearing 
tun safety equipment," said Macnamara. 

Sophomore Spencer II 
junior Victoria Li/ama inspect the 
contents in the container after doing 
a lab. The) used lire and observed 
what happened to the baking soda 
"I like science because we use fire," 
said Hemstreet, 

Sophomores Amina Chenini. Soma 
Phene, and Margaret Siddle observe the 
reaction of a flame. Labs were a 
productive way for students to learn 
besides reading books. "I like chemistry 
class because it's not just lectures, we get 
to do experiments, and it's a hands-on 
class." said sophomore Sonia Phene. 

Sophomore David Halliwell weighs 
sodium on a digital scale. He 
weighed the right amount and made 
sure the procedures were correctly 
followed. "I like the demos my 
teacher does everyday because she 
makes class fun," said sophomore 
David Halliwell. 

Sophomore Christopher Nelson uses the 
SMARTBoard to demonstrate how to 
balance equations. Labs were a way for 
students to get to know one another. "I 
like labs because we get to interact with 
other classmates," said sophomore 
Christopher Nelson. 



Senior Tehetina Woldemichael finishes 
her English homework in the library . 
Ms. Harrick s English class is so much 
tun!" said Woldemichael. "She makes 
us read books that present controversial 
ideas of tale, like the book Oedipus." 

Junior Davison Sanchez and his 
friend, senior Julio Rojas. re\ iew 
their English homework together 
during lunch. Both students said they 
preferred doing projects over 
presentations in their English classes. 

How You Voted 

What's your favorite part of English? 





50 Students Surveyed 

Sophomore Max Blackman, dressed upas 
,i farmer, adjusts Ins bean plant during 
class. Students in Gordon Laurie's English 
class were each assigned a character from 
the book, The Bean Frees, and presented a 

scene in Ironl of ihe class. 

|(V>) English 

"I like my English class because 
of the assignments. We just 
finished reading our (sustained 
reading) books, and we got to 
either play a role or write a 
diary from a character's 

Nory Flores, Sophomore 


"I think the teachers are 
outstanding and work really 
hard to make the courses 
interesting for students. We help 
them by holding book talks for 
students to pick out good SSR 

Christine Crutsinger, Librarian 

"Film Studies is a really fun class 
because we learn how to film, 
cast people, make cool movies, 
and go on fun field trips." 

Andrea Clavijo, Junior 


Sophomores Nahom Michael and 
Lorena Deleon are reading their 
essay revisions alter school 
together. "My favorite part of 
English is the poetry," said Lorena. 
"It's a passion of mine because it's a 
way to rhyme and express mj 
interests in a different way." 

(M)0 R E J H A 


The English department inspires students to be creative 

From reading modern books to 
interpreting the classics, English 
class taught students how to 
investigate and explore other 
places with just a flip of a page. 
"It's a class that's analytical." said 
English department chair Sarah 
Harrick-Congable. "It doesn't 
matter what you're reading or 
writing. you realh think 
everything through." 

With the move from Quincy 
Street to Stafford Street, the 
English department provided better 
resources for many elective 
classes. especially the new 
broadcast journalism class, 

As contributors to Penman, 
students could be creative in 
various ways, through essays, 
poems, or art work. "I like to write 
because it allows me to express my 
ideas and feelings," said 
sophomore Nahom Michael. "With 
Penman. I can get others to read 

what I feel." 

As a result of new rooms for the 
use of these electives. the 
participation of students has 
increased, and some say even the 
products produced. "We have 
received a lot of positive comments 
from teachers and students about 
our content and layout." said 
advisor Claire Moir of the school 
newspaper. Crossed Sabres. "The 
kids put a lot of effort into their 
work, and it makes me feel so 
proud to see that it's all 

The electives gave students the 
opportunity to be artistically 
expressive in and out of their 
regular classes. "I like dynamic 
communication because it's much 
more relaxed. The environment is 
more mature and developed than 
my English class," said junior 
Emma Thorp. "People actuallj 
want to be there and can express 

themselves without worrying if 
they sound smart: it's a very open 

Along with popular classes 
came new help sessions, such as 
the writing skills lab held every 
day during both lunches. Zero 
period also continued to allow 
students additional time to work 
on English assignments with the 
help of a teacher. 

English teacher Pamela 
Sanchez was at school in the 
mornings to assist students. "Zero 
period is an opportunity for 
students to work one-on-one with 
other teachers," said Sanchez. "It's 
a helpful situation that allows 
students to get a different 
perspective on their writing." 

With the added help sessions 
and developed electives, the 
English department illuminated 
students' interests inside and 
outside of their English classes. 

- Raquel Sands. '10 

Academics/Organizations (167 

Junior Madeline Templeton examines a 
structure in Washington. D.C. during the 
sociology field trip Man) of the social 
studies classes used field trips as a way to 
enhance the learning experience for 
students. Field trips are important because 
you get to go outside the classroom and 
leam by doing instead of just reading a 
book.' said Templeton. 

Junior Dana Probasco talks during tea time 
in IB Social Anthropology. Tea time 
allowed students to relax and reflect about 
the day before class began. "Tea time 
really helped me relate to the culture of the 
Iraqi people." said Probasco. 


Interesting social studies electives offered students a way to mix up 
the classes which they chose to take 

Psvchologv teacher Douglas drove 
leads a discussion with his class. 
Student interaction was a key method 
■ ■I [earning Sharing ideas with 

la mates was a way of expressing 
everyone's views. 


As students were faced with 
picking their courses to take the 
following year, they could not help 
but be overwhelmed with the wide 
variety of classes offered in the social 
studies department. "I've heard a lot 
about all of the different social studies 
electives offered." said freshman 
Matthew Hirsch. "I am really looking 
forward to taking one in the future." 

The social studies department 
offered many different classes, 
ranging from world history to I.B. 
social anthropology. "The social 
studies department is great." said 
senior Jessica Covington. "It offers a 
lot of courses that aren't related to 
history, so it gives students a choice 
on what to study." 

For many students, the classes 
allowed an alternative to a typical 
history class, engaging them in 
different areas of study. "If I could 
choose between a social studies 
elective and a core social studies class. 
I would choose ail elective," said 
junior Victor Rodriguez. "I'd rather 
learn about things that aren't all from 

the past." 

Over the years, social studies 
electives have continued to be populai 
among students. "Many of the classes 

Social Studies 

have the maximum number of 
students who are allowed to enroll in a 
section." said social studies 
department chair Claire Moir. 

Sociology and psychology 
remained the top choices, but other 
classes continue to draw interest from 
an array of students. 

The variety of classes offered 
teachers an opportunity to utilize 
different styles of teaching. Trading 
the textbook for group projects, field 
trips, and other creative methods 
allowed students to take a hands-on 
approach to the area of study. 
"Anytime you can physical l\ 
demonstrate things you learn in the 
classroom makes the learning 
experience much more meaningful 
and memorable for both the student 
and teacher." said social studies 
teacher Peter Vogcl. 

As the year progressed the social 
Studies department grew to he known 
as more than just history classes; it 
provided a broad assortment to 
students. This not only allowed 
students to choose from what interests 
them, but also provided knowledge on 
subjects thai arc not so common. 

- Anne Murray, '10 

I .orrane lien. is. '09 

Gerald Warburg, a lobbyist lor clients 
such as the Save Darfur coalition and 
Major League Baseball, speaks to 
Jeffrej McCarthy's government class. 
Guest speakers added an interesting 
addition to the curriculum. "It's one 
thing to read about lobbying in a text 
book." said McCarthy, "but much 
more engaging and interesting to 
actually meet one." 

Junior Malayika Cincotta works on 
an assignment about the Civil War 
during A. P. U.S. Histor) class. 
Completing classwork was important 
because it allowed them to get input 
from the teacher. According to the 
students, when they completed 
classwork. they were much more 
knowledgeable on the topic when test 
day rolled around. 

The works of sociology students are 
displayed on the wall outside 
Robert Summers' classroom. This 
project was part of an assignment 
in w Inch students took part in a 
scavenger hunt along the National 
Mall. This allowed students to be 
fully exposed to different parts of 
human society. 

Junior Cindy Andrade gets her tea ready 
during I.B. Social Anthropology's "tea 
time". After reading a book based in 
Iraq, the class began to practice the 
social custom of drinking tea. "Tea 
simply is magnificent, and great for 
your health." said I.B. social 
anthropology teacher Robert Summers. 

Psychology teacher Doug Grove assists 
junior Courtney Turner with a question 
during class. Asking teachers questions on 
confusing content was a good way for 
students to understand the information 


Junior Mallory Lzel carefully paint-- 
costumes. The actors and tech crew had to 
create the sets, props, and all the costumes 
for each piay. They worked hard on their 
creations in order to make the plays the 
best they could be. 

The cast of Trojan Women practices « here 
to stand for the first act of the plaj . The 
process ol determining the positions of the 
characters during the play is called 
blocking". The cast and crew work on this 
for man\ rehearsals. 

The theater department overcame the challenges of 
a lack of space and looked forward to the new theater 

Sopl tore Alexandra Bieniek puis on 

lipstick before the slum. Makeup was 

applied to make fac ial features more 

prominent on stage. I lie theater department 
has a huge collection ol makeup for the 

different types ol < harac ters thai are 

This school year was a 
transitional period for the theater 
department because of the lack of a 
stage of their own and the 
construction of the new stage. This 
hurdle has spurred a time of growth 
and development for the theater 

The biggest productions put on 
this year were The Trojan Women, 
and The Sound of Music, along with 
the student-directed play Tin- Odd 
Couple. They consistently attracted 
large audiences with their moving 

The lack of space in the school 
building was a challenge for man} 
aspects of the theater program. 
including props and set, lighting. 
sound, and scaling of the audience. 
The department was located in the 
"little theater" in the old building of 
the school, which served as the 
classroom as well as stage for 
performances. "It's no one's ideal 
working space, but we try to make 
the best of what we have." said 
senior Rebecca Pratt. 

This theater had a small stage at 
one end ol the room and space loi 
desks or rows ol chairs when it was 
converted into a theater. "It's really 

[difficult], not having a theater of 
our own. and my main grievance 
with it is that it makes it much 
harder to build the sets." said senior 
Andrew Trombly. The department 
worked with the space available to 
create the most suitable sets 

Even though they have made 
good use of the space, the actors and 
members of the department looked 
forward to the new theater, to be 
read) by September of the next 
school year. It was often a hassle to 
move sets, props, and costumes from 
the rehearsal to the performances, 
which were held at Kenmore Middle 
School. "I'm really looking forward 
to the new theater because it's pretty 
annoying to commute to Kenmore 
tor all the performances," said 
sophomore Morgan Sendek. 

Although this year was difficult 
lor main of the participants, ihev 
persevered through and put on man) 
well-attended performances. Senior 

Sean Ticheiioi said. "I'm proud of 
how we handled the space situation 
and managed to put on some pretty 

good plays." 

I nub Seklecki, 09 
Hannah Thomas, '09 

170) Theater 

Members oi the cast of Trojan Women 
perform for the audience al Kenmore theater 
The set was constructed at W-L and 
transported for opening night. "Although it 
was difficult to transition from the little 
theater to the Kenmore stage, we had a whole 
week to work on it. which was helpful," said 
junior Anne Donnelly. 

Sophomores Alexandi 
Stella Sklar. junioi \< tchel Anderson. 
sophomore Shahenda Helmy. and 
enii >i i M engage in 

comedic dialogue in the student- 
dire< ted pla / Odd CoupL 
portrayed a group of friends that 
helped the mam character 

Senior Rehecca Pratt and junior 
William Warren perform an 
emotional scene in the play 
Trojan Women. 

The star of The Odd Couple, senior 
Alanna Rivera, acts in a scene with 
sophomore Nathaniel Kresh and 
senior Ahmad Helmy. 

he cast of The Odd Couple lines up to 
take a how at the end of their performance 
in the black box theater. One benefit of 
this theater is the ability oi the audience 

to be seated close to the actors. 

Academics/Organizations (171 


Freshmen Rolando Deleon and 
Samuel Bosch on Trombones 

Senior Brain Jacobs on 

Seniors of the Symphonic Band 

Junior Wyeth Steigler 
on Trombone 

All members of the 
symphonic band, three jazz 
ensembles, drum line, and 
color guard gather for a 
formal picture on the new 
stadium bleachers. 

Senior Peter Klingelhofer. sophomore Hayate 
Nicholas Kodama. and senior Nicholas 
Kelleher perform on the saxophone as part of 
the jazz band at the pep rally. "I just like being 
in band to play the music and be with my 
friends and have a good time." said Kodama. 

Sophomore M> Anh Nguyen, freshman 
Claire Rogers, and sophomore (jrace 
Prentice play piccolo in the band at a 
home basketball game againSl 
Ynikiown. The underclassmen played 
at the hoys varsitv game, while the 
upperclassmen played foi the girls 



















French Horn 





1 (MI students surveyed 

nior Michael Srisuwan. and juniors Ian Feeney and 
adeline Templeton play at the fall pep rally. The band 
lied on the percussion section to maintain the beat 
rough e\er\ performance. "We're the most relaxed and 
fcy-aoins section, for sure." said Srisuwan. 

"This year fhere are a lot of 
seniors, and people seem 
more focused. There's a lot of 
people that are just really 
good at their instruments." 

Samantha Eakes, Sophomore 

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"We're actually really 
awesome. A lot of 
dedication goes in to 
what we do." 

James Malone, Junior 


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Through practice, hard work, and new friendships, the band 
surpassed their own expectations 

Band is a unique experience for 
any student who participates in it. 
Although it was a large 
commitment and very time 
consuming, the friendships made in 
the process will not be soon 

Unlike most other electives, not 
only did it start a couple weeks 
before the school year for every 
symphonic band student, but band 
often continued after the school day 
was over as well. "Band is a really 
big responsibility in the fall," said 
sophomore Margaret Siddle. "You 
do nothing else but band." 

While the band season did settle 
down a bit after the fall, it was still 
a top priority. "Band is a huge 
commitment." said junior Nathaniel 
Root. "If you're doing other school 
activities, band comes first." 

Considering the amount of effort 
and discipline that was put into 
playing, many band members felt 
that proper recognition wasn't 
awarded. "I don't think people know 
how hard we work to get our music 
to sound right for performances," 
said junior Genesis Torres-Moreira. 
"It's all worth it. though." When 
performances are finally put 
together, there is a huge sense of 
accomplishment felt by members of 
the band. 

Aside from preparations the 
band made for their concerts and 

competitions, the band was always 
there to pep up students at football 
and basketball games. "[In the fall] 
we practiced all five days a week 
and then would play at the football 
games," said senior Sally Salazar. 
"We always practice before a 

Although there was a great deal 
of time spent practicing, it was the 
friendships and bonding between 
students that kept the band close- 
knit. "We're probably one of the 
closest classes you'll ever see," said 
senior Selina Pena. "We're closer 
than your English or social studies 
class, and we're all just good 
friends." Having spent so much 
time together both inside and 
outside of school, students in the 
band got to get to know each other 
on a much closer level. 

Marching band season and 
football games in the fall combined 
with attendance at basketball games 
in the winter made band a huge part 
of our school's spirit. Exceptional 
performances in competitions and at 
concerts throughout the year by the 
concert band, symphonic band, and 
jazz band, made every branch of the 
brass and woodwinds a huge 
contribution to our school's 
reputation and success. 

Jeffrey Evans, 

"Band is better this 
year because I'm not 
a freshman 
anymore. You don't 
have as many 
people telling you 
what to do." 

Katri Gurney, 

"Nothing happens at 
band camp. People 
may think that, but 
nothing really 

- Brigitte Jahncke, '1 1 



The orchestra went through a big change: they got a 
new teacher. Katie St. Pierre was well received by her new 
students. "She is really nice and funny. It makes class 
better." said junior Imani Marks. St. Pierre made changes 
to the music the orchestra played. "We play rock music 
now. like Led Zeppelin. It's not just classical." said junior 
Briana Coneys. She also got the orchestra uniforms, which 
they had never had. 

Katie St. Pierre learned she would be the new orchestra 
teacher last May "Mj initial reaction was excitement." 
said St. Pierre. She decided she wanted to teach music in 
high school and studied it at Hartt School in Connecticut. 
"I'd never taught high schoolers before," said St. 
Pierre. "I like interacting with the students." St. 
Pierre enjoys teaching here, and she is especially 
looking forward to the new orchestra room she 
will be getting soon. "I'm excited to keep 
working with the students, and I'm looking 
forward to mv future here." 

1 . Sophomores Goldy Yang. 
Joshua Patecell. and 
Clement Aifer. junior 
Mariela Andrade practice 
their scales together. 

2. Orchestra teacher Katie 
St. Pierre tunes a violin 
during class. Tuning their 
instruments was important 
so their instruments could 
sound their best. 3. Juniors 
Andrea Salad and Katherine 
Truong try to conduct the 
orchestra. Both of them 
played the cello. 4. Senior 
Cuong Tu. sophomores 
Katherine McKenna. Ben 
Edgar. Sean Ganous. and 
senior Alvs Harshbarger 
practice a new song during 


The Madrigals worked hard to hit all the high notes 

They are the ones who go around caroling on 
Valentines Day, performed during assemblies, and 
brightening the days o\' other students. These 
people are known as none other than the 

What made the Madrigals stand out was not 
jusl the talent and skills required, it was the 
passion they had when it came to singing. "I just 
love to sing." said senior Andrew McDaniel. "I've 
always had a love for music, ami grew up listening 
to it constantly." 

While the Madrigals' love for singing was 
great, the hard practices and intense vocal 
preparations were sometimes overwhelming for the 
group. "Sometimes it's really difficult to 
concentrate because it is the last class of the day. 
and it's frustrating when we have to go over the 
same songs." said junior Caroline Benitah. 
"Although it's the repetition that helps us to 
improve, and in the end. the work we pul into the 
somjs is worth it. 

We sound better and it can be really rewarding." 

Senior Thomas Peters also agreed that the hard 
work put in to perfect the group was not easy. "It 
takes us a week or two to learn a new song, but it 
might take over a month to perfect each piece," 
said Peters. 

While some might have assumed that the 
difficulty of the practices would have decreased 
the amount of people joining the Madrigals, 
according to senior Stephanie Dinan. that was 
certainly not the ease. "There are hits of new 
singers this year. It's the biggest group in a long 
time." said Dinan. 

The Madrigals attended a Choral Tour and a 
competition in Boston. With the help of practices, 
they were confident when it came down to 
performing. Their hard work and dedication is 
what made the group good, but it was the passion 
they all shared thai made them great. 

Tamara Amer, '09 
Lisa McNabola,'! I 

Ten Songs 

The Madrigals 

1. "Wana Baraka" 

2. "Ride The Chariot" 

3. "Esto Les Diso" 

4. "Caroling, Caroling" 

5. "Deck The Halls" 

6. "Omnia Sol" 

7. "FelizNavidad" 

8. "Sanetus" 

9. "Jingle Bells" 

10. "Stumble" 

Orchestra and Madrigals 

The Madrigals practice "Feliz Navidad" during then 
class nine. Practice was a kej component for the 
group. "I've improved a lot since I started 
Madrigals." said senior Andrew Webster. 

Seniors Michael McKenzie, Rachel Heend, Andrew 
McDaniel, sophomore Lan-Anh Nguyen, and junior 

Caroline Benilah sin;j in front of an audience. 
"Singing has opened up new worlds and 
possibilities," said senior Michael McKenzie. 

Madrigals Front Row: Caroline Benitah. Lan-Anh Nguyen. McKenna Klontz, Elana Crivella. 
Gretchen Schroeder. Rachel Heend. Caroline Birasa. Aliya Pilchen. Genna Schwanz. Stephanie 
Dinan. Zoe Bellars. Back Row: DiAnthony Talmadge. Kenuel Suarez-Fuentes. Andrew 
Webster. Thomas Peters. Micheal McKenzie. Ethan Scholl. Connor Sharp. Aaron Goler. Peter 
Vernia. Andrew McDaniel. John McElderry 

A/OMEN'S cAmale 

The music department added a new addition to its program: the Women's 
Chorale. The Women's Chorale included an all-girls singing choir, who traveled 
around different schools performing. The Women's Chorale performed at Swanson 
Middle School for the annual winter concert there. 

With a popular chorus group on the rise, it is no wonder the girls enjoyed being 
part of the chorale. "Women's Chorale gave me a chance to be with my friends, and 
an opportunity to make new ones," said freshman Marsharika Coleman. "You feel 
more comfortable when you are singing around your friends." 

Unlike Madrigals and other musical groups, the Women's Chorale was easy to 
join, according to its members. "You just sign up like a regular class." said freshman 
Emily Janson. Alter learning songs and having vocal lessons, the group was ready to 
perform. What made the class stand out from the rest is that, while the students took 
he class seriously, they said it was more laid-back than other musical 
-outscs. The group was especially convenient for singers who did not 
lave the time to put into practice outside of school, and they were able to 
nake it a part of their school schedule. 

While some students took the class just lor the love of singing, 
reshman Colette Talbot hoped that class would help prepare her for the 
uture. "I love to sing." said Talbot. "I want to be an opera singer." The 
Women's Chorale gave students an opportunity to experience and stud) 
"nusic. not just as a club, but as an actual class. 

The Women's Chorale and 
Director Theresa Severin 

Academics/Organizations (175 

Junior Peter Knox works in the 
recording studio on a free-verse poem. 
The new recording studio was high- 
tech, and. as a result, the students could 
make quality voice recordings. "The 
recording studio was \er\ helpful to me 
because it allowed me to record a poem 
for the poetn. slam." said Knox. 

What type of technology do 
you find most useful? 

Juniors Zachary Rabe. Eleanor Miller. 
and Mallory Uzel work in the iMac 
Lab during their dynamic 
communication class The iMacs were 
a vcr> useful n»>l for many students 
especialls because of GarageBand, a 
music editing program 

Historj teachei Jennifei Dean teaches 
about world explorers using a matching 
game. The SMAK'I Boards in ever) 

classroom helped teachers do interesting 
acti\ Hies w ilh then classes. " I he 

interactive features are helpful because 

sou can gel kids lo come up and ^\n stuff 
on the SMARTBoards," said Dean 

Seniors Jonalhon Hanks anil Christian 
Desrochers work on an essaj lor their 
governmenl class. The computer lab 
in the libraiA helped main students 
finish assignments in school. "\\ hen I 
go lo the library, I u\ to gel all ofmj 
work done, so I have moie lice time," 
said Hanks. 

I7f>) Technology 



Students and staff agreed that the technology in the new 
school made life much easier 

Throughout the school year, many students and faculty 
probably did not notice how much of a role technology 
played in our learning and teaching, and how much easier 
everything was made because of it this year. "We can use 
e-mail at school and it is a lot faster than mail and more 
efficient," said senior Karla Pineda. 

The technology ranged from the SMARTBoards and 
computers in every classroom, to the computer classes and 
the Information Technology (I.T.) Club. The advances in 
technology greatly impacted the future for everyone. Also, 
technology made life much easier. "I like technology 
because I am super lazy," said senior Nannette Brown. 

Instead of having a bulky television, with a DVD 
player and VCR, an overhead projector where light bulbs 
could go out, and markers that are constantly running dry, 
we had all of that in one with the SMARTBoards. "All the 
technology in the new school shows our school has the 

funds to provide everyone with unique opportunities," 
said senior Jose Canales. 

The many computers such as the iMac lab. the 
laptops, and flat screens gave not only the teachers 
advantages like electronic attendance, but they made it 
possible for students to access libraries and information 
online, use many Microsoft Office programs, and create 
projects necessary for their classes all at school. 

"We use various forms of software related to 
mapping and environmental science," said 
environmental systems teacher Ryan Miller. "The 
advanced technology used in the classroom helps 
students get ready for future endeavors. The technology 
used in my classes prepares students for any number of 
things outside of high school." 

- Chelsea Felix, '10 
Hannah Thomas. '09 

The new flat-screen televisions placed 
around the school show daily 
announcements. The television placed by 
the main staircase showed the lunch 
menu everyday before both lunches. "The 
flat-screen T.V.'s are nice because when 
you're walking down the hallways you 
can still watch the announcements," said 
junior Goldy Yang. 

Teachers and Technology 

"All of my classes use computers. My 
advanced classes use computers to design 
their projects, then they actually Puild 
them. Technology makes it easier for 
students to create successful designs." 

Rick Avondet, Introduction to Engineering 
and LB. Design Technology Teacher 

"Any student interested in I.T, can come 
to the I.T. Club. We work on several 
projects such as setting up computers or 
creating web pages for other clubs. 
Currently, we are working on a free and 
open source software kiosk." 

Paul Bui, Computer Programming 
Teacher and I.T. Club Adviser 

Academics/Organizations (177 


tke teii 

Difficult exams and quizzes put students 
to the test throughout the year 

As they tried to cram in the seemingly endless 
amount of notes before the quarter exams, many 
students could not help but feel anxious: anxious 
to take the test, anxious to pass test, and perhaps 
most of all, anxious to get the stressful process 
over with. 

Many of the new freshmen students were 
shocked to learn how challenging the quarter 
exams were. "I didn't study very much at all in 
middle school, but I still did well on tests," said 
freshman Jessica Whelan. "But now that I'm in 
high school. I actually have to study to do well on 

Every year as the school year came to an end. 
the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) and 
Advanced Placement (A. P. ) exams snuck up on a 
number of students. For many, the week before the 
test was one big cram session. "Before the A. P. 
government exam last year. I tried to re-learn 
everything I had learned during the year the 
weekend before the exam." said junior Katherine 
Fleming. "That was probably one of the most 
stressful testing experiences I've ever been in." 

For the students who did not try as hard as they 
could have on exams during their sophomore and 
junior years, seniors who were enrolled in the 
International Baccalaureate program had a big 


Do you experience 
test anxiety? 

OCO/ Sometimes I experience 
^J*J '^ test anxiety. 


No, I never experience 
test anxiety. 

Yes. I always experience 
test anxiety. 

wake-up call. "I'm a lot more worried about the I.B. 
exams this year because the scores actually count 
towards the diploma." said senior Sydney 
Del mar. "I'll probably spend much more time 
studying and reviewing." As the school year ended, 
the test anxiety increased. 

Although each individual had different levels of 
anxiety before tests, there were many steps that 
could be taken to ease the nervous energy. 
Teachers suggested that in order to do well on 
tests, students should get a good night's rest, eat a 
good breakfast, and, most important of all. study 
for the test. "Preparation, preparation, preparation 
is one of the best ways to diffuse stress," said 
social studies teacher Natalie Root. 

According to students and teachers, the less 
stressed a student was before a test, the more likely 
that student would be to do well on it. "I always 
suggest that all my students double and triple check 
all of the notes to make sure they fully understand 
all the content," said science teacher Ron Revere. 

Throughout the school year, test days caused 
stress and anxiety for many people. However, 
students who had good preparation for tests felt 
much more relaxed and were more likely to be 
pleased with the final outcome of the test. 

- Anne Murray, '10 
Ana Villalobos. '09 

loo students polled 

funiors Mai \ Ikvi. h and I >ai ya Minovi 

1 78 ) Test Anxiety 

Junior ( !ecily I ,eahy takes time to study during lunch. The new 
library was a perfect place to quietly review before class. "The 
new library is much more convenient to study in because thei 
is more room to sit," said I cahy . "It's also a lot brighter, and I 
feel much more alert." 

iinioi Aasun Rawoot leels the pressure as study time before 
class runs out. Students utilized any free lime before classes to 
prepare for upcoming tests. "Physics tests are relentless 
monsters." said Rawoot. "They get you even when you feel like 
you're prepared." 

Hayate Nicholas Kodama, 

Marsha Dale, 
HILT Teacher 

"I have to take three deep 

breaths to calm my nerves 

before I take the test." 

Andrew Dudka, 

"Usually I just study a lot 

and get a good night's sleep 

the night before a test. That 

way, I have nothing to 

worry about." 

Teodora Peneva, 

Senior Elena Barrera concentrates while 
taking .1 challenging math test. She look 
many difficult tests during Math Analysis 
and Trigonometry. "Before a hard math 
test I try to go over the chapter, do some 
example problems, and rewrite the 
formulas I'm having trouble 
remembering." said Barrera. 

Academics/Organizations ( 1 79 

Freshman Erin Daniell works on a science fair project during 
Jason Brodowski's biology class. Daniell carefully pours a glass 
of water into a graduated cylinder full of green, gooey mud. Labs 
and projects were the highlights of many students' classes. I 
really like the labs and science projects that we do in class," said 
Daniell. "The labs are interestina. and I learn a lot from them." 


Students reveal their favorite classroom assignments 

"I like the assignments we do in my engineer design 
tech class. We worked on making wooden cars, and 
it was really hands-on, and I learned a lot from it." 

Elizabeth Beckwith, Sophomore 

"Art is one of my favorite classes because we have 
the freedom to have fun working on classroom 
assignments. It keeps me interested." 

Cvrus Mecham Ariavand, Junior 

"I really like the history textbook we use to take 
notes from. It really helps me learn the information, 
and it is a good study source. 

Roberto Lopez-Melean, Senior 

"Most of the things we've done in art class are fun. I 
like working with paints and watercolor because it's 
interesting to see how my work turns out." 

Rubi Guevara, Junior 

Sophomore Charles Vitale discusses 
the plaj King Henry IV in English 
(.lass. "The plaj enactment we did in 
class was cool," said Vitale. It reallj 
help 'I me understand what was going 
on in the story." 


Freshmen Alison Barbara Bentley and 
Samantha Brothers stud) their fertilizer 
plant charts in Jason Brodowski's biolog) 

class Being able In do simple experiments 

and othei interesting class assignments 
motivated many students. 

Sophomore Christine Kumpi 
listens to hei iPod in art class 
while painting in her 
colorwheel. Art was a class m 
winch students felt the) could 
express themselves freel) 

1X0) Unique Assignments 



Students lacking excitement realized just how fun their 
everyday classes could be 

Ring, Ring, Ring. The second 
hell started the beginning of a 
typical day for many teenage 

Upon entering their 

classrooms, some of these 
students expected a day of 
worksheets, listening to lectures, 
or taking notes. What they came 
to realize is that many of their 
class assignments are engaging 
and unique. 

Junior Robert Burgess 
described the interest in building 
that he had this year. "I really 
like my LB. engineer design tech 
class," said Burgess. "We got to 
build wooden block cubes, and 
this year we are starting to build 
wooden cars with motors." 
Doing interesting assignments 
and gaining new knowledge 
were considered the best 
combination of learning. 

A group of sophomore students in David 
Peters' English class practice acting out a 
scene in the hallway before performing it 
for rest of the class. Students enjoyed a 
time when they could get up and move 
around during the day. 

Many students agreed that 
they learn best when they work 
on something that they enjoy 
doing in an effort to understand 
the subject. "I really liked the 
mock debates we did in my 

historj class." said senior Erika 
Guevara. "They really helped me 
understand the important things 
about the election." 

At the end of last school year, 
most students signed up to take 
courses to fill up their schedules 
that were outside the core 
curriculum. Many students chose 
classes that were well-known for 
being interesting, unique, and 
engaging. Courses such as art. 
photography, culinary arts, and 
many others were chosen for this 
reason. "I love photography 
because we are able to connect 
real life to the abstract." said 
senior Perla Farias. 

For the most part, students 
most appreciated those 

assignments that incorporated 
uniqueness as well as learning. 

- Amanda Maggio, '10 

Freshman Stephen Roberts sketches lines and 
squares on a sheet of paper before beginning to 
paint. "Art class is a way to help me relieve 
stress from my other classes," said Roberts. 

Sophomore Julieze Benjamin reads her copy 
of the Shakespeare play, "King Henry IV." 
This challenging play provided for intriguing 
assignments in her English class. 

Junior Bernol Rojas works on the wheel of his 
wood motor car. Design tech class was a 
popular choice for a class because of the 
hands-on work that is assigned. "I love this 
class," said Rojas. "Getting to build things is 
one of my favorite hobbies." 

Students from the broadcast journalism class 
sit behind the scenes editing videos and movie 
clips for the Generals Daily Dispatch morning 
announcements. Broadcast journalism was a 
new and popular class this year. 

Academics/Organizations (181 

Timothy Peel. Sophomore 

Junior Christopher Stevens kneels dow n 
in the starting position to take a shot at 
the nearby target. This kneeling position 
was one of the techniques practiced by 
the team. 

Andrew Trombly, Senior 

"The good thing about the 
rifle team is practice time 
and shooting with your 
friends, and the worst thing 
is carrying the heavy 
equipment bags to the 

Junior Ryan Carney prepares to take a 
shot, while wearing hi protective jacket 
to present injuries. "Dm tng 
in> first practice m> freshman year, I 
>hoi ai the target and hit the ground 
instead," said Cam ["hi a iai h wasn't 
ta i happy u ith in 

Senioi Dylan Hilbao aims his carbon dioxide 
rifle al the target in the kneeling position, 
Members ol the team liked the challenges that 
the) were laced v, ith during competitions. 

I he thing I like the most is the challenge ill. it 
you are put up against to shoot the M) targets 
very, quickly," said Bilbao 

Senior Andrew I rombly 
positions Ins rifle next to his 
cheek to have bettei accuracy 
u hile shooting. Taking the 
tune to practice the form was 
difficult, but I lomhK worked 
haul to improve 

1X2) Rifle Team 


The rifle team dedicated their time and effort 
to competing against rival teams 

A great deal of commitment was put into the 
schedules of the rifle team members. They 
practiced for several hours every Thursday and 

The members enjoyed competing against other 
rival teams, but a lot of practice time had to take 
place for them to fulfill this interest in competition. 
"Practice is actually really fun." said sophomore 
Timothy Peel. "I like competing against my friends 
before a big competition to see who can get a 
better score while shooting," said Peel. 

The Saturday morning competitions started at 
seven and ended at ten. For the average high 
school student, waking up early on Saturday for a 
long competition was not part of their ideal 

morning routine. 

The rifle team did not complain and enjoyed the 
time they spent with their friends. They also 
experienced satisfaction out of competing and 
winning. "I like rifle because it's a challenge," said 
senior Andrew Trombly. "It's rewarding when you 
shoot well," said Trombly. 

Although the rifle team did not have many 
members, one of their main goals for the future 
was to recruit more members so the team can be 
stronger and more defined. Even with a small 
group of people, all the members knew each other 
well and liked being challenged as a group. The 
rifle team aimed to create a competitive 
environment and have fun with friends. 

- Amanda Maggio. '10 
Mary Sanchez. '1 1 

Rifle Team Joshua Eddy. Andrew 
Trombly. Marc Portis. Christopher 
Stephens, Coach Wanlace Yates 
Not Pictured: Dylan Bilbao. Ryan 
Carney. Timothy Peel. Joseph Windheim 

1 . Sophomore Timothy Peel takes a shot at his first 
target of the day. Shooting accurately was difficult 
from ten meters away in a short amount of time. 
"The length from where we shoot to the target is 
about the length of a swimming pool," said Peel. 
"We don't use scopes either, so it makes it more 

2. Juniors Ryan Carney and Christopher Stephens 
wait their turns to take their next shot. There were 
many positives and negatives to participating on 
the rifle team. 

3. Junior Marc Portis stands by the range entrance 
until his next shooting time. "I'm hoping that by 
being on the rifle team 1 will be honored by 
colleges that I might like to apply to next year," 
said Portis. 

4. On Saturday mornings during meets in Chantilly. 
the members of the rifle team take shots from about 
32 feet away from the target. Safety was an 
important issue during the shooting process. Safety 
\ ests. protective gloves, and ear plugs were a 
necessity while practicing and competing. 

Academics/Organizations ( 1 83 


Senior Waleed Shahid 


Seniors Jessica Hogan. Fen i inure Lo\e. and Kate Irick Senior Mary Francis 

Seniors Julia Ruane and Emih 

Brice Woodall and the Positrons set 
up before the GIVE show at Murky 
Coffee House. They performed after 
The Boom Orangutans. "From 
beginning to end. the shows are tilled 
with energy and joyfulness," said 
senior Alexander Torres. 

Members take the time to run the 
merchandise booth. The club sold their 
own goods over the years. "The 
bracelets are fun to make and by 
buying them, one knows that a lot of 
hard work went into making them." 
said senior Laura Gorsky. 

1 • ! ' 




1 C " # -^h 

| Woodall 

ib Positrons 


Senior Connor Donahue speaks to 
Ihe audience Me closed the show. 

having everyone saj Jessica." one 
last time "To me. n was jusl 

beautiful to see teenagers and adults 
sharing iiiiisk and ha\ ing a | d 

thei said Donahue 

Substitute teai ha Nan [ri< k strings 
a bracelet dm ing a meeting h it k 

was an important aspect in Ihe 
club's success. 


Music Aficionados 

rtie Music Aficionados showcase their silh 
lature and strong bond. The club gathered 
ogether to plan out their next project, 
•aroling during the holiday season. 

" I love getting to work with 
the bands. It's really tun, 
rewarding, and unique. I feel 
lucky that I have the chance 
to be a part of putting these 
shows together." 

Erin Healy, Senior 

"Even though it's a music 
club, I feel like we still make a 
difference in people's lives. 
For example with the charity 
concerts and bracelets." 

Amanda Enright, Senior 

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The Music Aficionados Club used their 
passion for music to give 

The things the Music 
Aficionados club accomplished 
were larger than life. Started by 
seniors Erin Healy and Connor 
Donahue during their sophomore 
year, the club grew rapidly, adding 
more passionate musicians and 
music lovers over the two years 
since. "I feel that we've gone pretty 
far for our size and somewhat 
fluctuating group size," said senior 
Mary Francis. "It's just really 
rewarding to see what started as an 
idea of a music club can actually 
host events and draw a crowd." 

The group was inspired to do 
something beyond their after-school 
hours, and wanted to see what their 
efforts could do to help others. 
Since then, they have put together 
three benefit concerts, or "GIVE" 
shows. The first took place at the 
Galaxy Hut. assisting Jessica 
Montufar. a 2007 graduate, to help 
pay for her medical bills. The 
second "GIVE" concert was put on 
in support of musician victims of 
hurricane Katrina. 

The third benefit show held at 
Murky Coffee House in the fall was 
in memory of Jessica Montufar. 
who lost her battle with cancer in 
the summer. The club tried to once 
again assist the Montufar family in 
paying off medical bills by creating 

bracelets to sell at the concert. "I 
was horrible at it. Nan tried to teach 
me on more than one occasion." 
said senior Waleed Shahid. "I 
probably received a total of four 
lessons on bracelet making from 

All of the hard work payed off in 
the end, with amazing turn outs and 
performers. Local high school 
bands attracted the biggest 
audience. Lady in the Radiator took 
the stage twice. Not having the band 
at the third concert was 
disappointing to many fans and club 

Although. "GIVE" shows have 
been the club's largest mark, they 
had many other activities underway. 
The club remained open to 
discussion, jams, trading music, and 
caroling. A majority of the 
members have grown close, and 
sustain strong friendships outside of 

The Music Aficionados club has 
come a long way in its two years. 
"This club is definitely set apart 
from the others because we work 
inside and outside of the school," 
said senior Jessica Hogan. "The 
activities we come up with satisfy 
everybody in the club, and we all 
love what we do." 

- Jacqueline Garcia. '09 

T\ ler Leeds. Senior 

"I am very fortunate to 
have been in a club 
that has been able to 
take a collective 
passion and turn it into 
something that has had 
a positive effect on 
other people." 

Chris Erickson, 
English teacher 

"It's a group with 
dedicated, fun 
people who are 
passionate about 

Academics/Organizations (185 

(J)A PAN, . 

meeU, Hme/uca 

Students came together through 
a common interest in Japanese culture 


Among the many clubs and activities, the 
Japanese Culture Club, especially, allowed 
students to enjoy themselves in a group with 
common interests. The group was constant!) 
changing the ways it was able to experience and 
explore Japanese culture. 

At first, the club was nothing more than a 
relaxed gathering to watch anime. and it revolved 
more around cartoons and comic books. "Since 
its second year, the club has learned more about 
the culture, the language, and the history." said 
junior Renee Whitlow. 

Since more emphasis was put on Japan's 
culture, the group began studying Japanese 
traditions and lifestyles. "Most Japanese teens 
actually go to school in the morning and take 
hour naps in the early afternoon on their own," 
said junior Theressa Weller. 

However, the club wasn't just a culture and 
fusion, lesson. Thej found practical ways of 
learning about the culture. For example, the 
club's members hired artists to come in to teach 
them how to draw like their favorite graphic- 
novel illustrators. 

The collective members of the Japanese 
Culture Club took in many different aspects of 
the culture. The members involved themselves in 

activities that enriched their knowledge and 
connection w ith the country's traditions. "We study 
the Japanese culture through anime and also cook 
different foods and celebrate their different 
holidays," said freshman Mary Lefande. Members 
also watched Japanese movies with English 
subtitles, and were able to learn a little Japanese 
through the club. 

Even though the club was leaning towards a 
more educational outlook, the members found their 
own ways to make it fun and enjoyable. "We have 
parties and even do Japanese dancing." said 
sophomore Elizabeth Beckwith. "On the weekends 
we go to another Japanese club to learn the dances, 
and then we bring what we learned back and show 
the other club members." 

As the new year began, the club members 
prepared to learn more about Japan's culture and in 
turn, became closer to one another. Since starting 
out as a small club a couple of years ago, the club 
has grown into a creative and close-knit group. "I 
think we get a lot of similar kids here that feel 
comfortable with each other," said the club's 
sponsor, biology teacher Jason Brodowski. "It 
allows them to express themselves more so than 
they would in the normal classroom setting." 

- Jasmin Marshall. '10 

INSIGHT bwm mewweM, 

"I like the cosplaying 
"costume play"]. It is a 
rare chance to act as 

people we idolize." 

Mary Lefande, 

'I enjoy going on the trips to 
the conventions because I 

can experience many 
different cultures at once." 

Trevor Thompson, 

'I really like watching the 

anime with everyone and 

just learning about the 

culture together." 

James Wanda, 

"The best pari o( the club is 

being surrounded by people 

that share my same geek) 

love of Japan." 

Riley Park, 

I ii n ii m I heressa Wellei puis tbi 
finishing touches on a draw ing I 
one hi hoi Favorite anime 

Japanese Culture Club 

Freshman Imam Tinter, sophomore 
Elizabeth Beekwith. and junior Emiliano 
Agudo watch anime. The show wasn't 
translated into English, hut had English 
subtitles. By using the anime as a rosetta 
stone, the club members grew familiar 
with some phrases in Japanese. 

Alina Rojas, Sophomore 

Theressa Weller. Junior 

"We go to three-day 
conventions to see the work 
of artists from other 
countries. Besides the artists' 
work, there's music and new 
video games that we get to 
see before they are officially 

"The purpose of this club is 
to distinguish the differences 
between American and 
Japanese culture and get into 
depth with something that's 



The club took field trips to 
conventions, where there were always 
things to do. There were new books 
from Japan, works from foreign artists, 
and dolls that looked like the characters 
from many different cartoon series; 
foreign and American. "Different 
cultures gather in one spot, and we get 
to experience them all at once," said 
freshman Trevor Thompson. 
The conventions are local 
and only come once a year. 
"They are for beginning 
artists from other countries 
trying to sell their work," 
said sophomore Alina Rojas. 
"There's art, music, and new 2 
video games, too, that we 
get to see before they officially come out. 
at the conventions were very expensive, but were worth saving some extra cash 
for. Whether it was the cosplay costume contests or the sneak peaks of new 
collectibles coming out, the conventions allowed the members to express their 
passion for anime and Japan in general outside the confines of a club meeting 
that was only once a week. 

Elizabeth Beekwith 
Renee Whitlow 
Victoria Cruz 

One club member noted that the items 

Academics/Organizations (187 

Seniors Oksana Trofimenko and 
William Farley present the daily 
announcements during third period. As 
tu o leading anchors, they both held the 
important role of presenting the 
information well. 

Members of the broadcast journalism 
class gather together to decide on what to 
add to the slideshow that is played 
throughout the school day. These "behind 
the stage" students were one of the most 
important aspects of the daily production. 



Freshman Daniel Mulrow 
works in the new 
television studio. 

How You Voted 

What is your favorite part about the new 

Sports Updates 

Weather Forecast 

Lunch Menu 






100 students surveyed 

Freshman Emilj Walkei and senior 
Michael Srisuwan prepare to report the 
daily announcements. "I'm one oi the 
anchors foi [broadcast journalism], and 
in\ job comes with a lot ol responsibility 
and hard work." said Srisuwan 

XX ) Broadcast Journalism 

I really enjoy the atmosphere of 
the broadcast journalism class. It 
introduces students to real-world 
scenarios, puts them under 
pressure, and allows them a 
great degree of creativity." 

Gordon Laurie, Broadcast 
Journalism Adviser 

"My favorite part of the 
announcements is when 
they talk about junior class 

Charlene Arquiza, Junior 

A group of students gather together to 
start on the script for the following 

day's episode. Preparing a script lor 
the anchors was a time-consuming 
task, but a critical part of the daily 

Senior Arley Turner and junior 
Wesley Horton prepare the daily 
slideshow. The broadcast journalism 
class taught students skills that could 
potentially be transferred into future 
careers. "This class made me really 
interested in becoming a weatherman 
for a news and weather station," said 




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camera, axMcm! 

The new broadcast journalism class translated 
student life into compelling news 

Microphone on? Check. Video 
equipment on? Check. Smile? 
Check. The broadcast journalism 
class sel a high standard this year 
despite being a new elective 
class rather than a club. 

Classes that students often 
found routine were no match to 
the freedom and independence of 
the broadcast journalism studio. 
"[Broadcast journalism] comes 
with a lot of responsibility 
because everyone works 
independently." said senior 
Michael Srisuwan. "Having 
freedom is great, it helps me 
establish good work habits," said 

The students who were 
involved in the production of the 
announcements agreed that the 
class was interesting. The class 
involved editing videos, writing 
up slideshows, and finding good 
stories. "[Broadcast journalism] 
is a really fun class." said junior 
Ephraim Judy. "I would 
recommend it to anyone who has 
a creative mind and likes the 

Another upside to the 
broadcast journalism class was 
that students learned skills that 
were valuable and useful for their 
other courses. They were taught 
"real world" skills, such as being 

able to communicate news and 
information to the student body. 
"To be in the [broadcast 
journalism] class, you have to 
learn to be organized," said 
freshman Marzan Mitu. "You 
have to be able to find news that 
other students will find 
interesting," said Mitu. 

Overall. the broadcast 
journalism class helped students 
develop a positive work ethic 
and also produced a daily dose of 
the Generals News and Notes. 

-Amanda Maggio, TO 
Mary Heather Cromartie, '10 

Academics/Organizations (189 

Sophomore Patricia Almeyda positions her 
flag, as freshman Jesmine Roberts-Torres 
w orks her prop at the fall pep rallv . Both 
were new to the team, but showed their 
ability to pick up the new skills. 
"Sometimes the choreograph) and twirling 
can be difficult." said Almeyda. 

Freshmen Audrey Bowler. Rachel Winimer. 
and Kathxyn Wirtz show off their new team 
shirts. They were given the nickname 
"things during summer practices because 
the} were the three blonde freshmen. "I 
really liked the shirts because the} were 
really personal, just kind oi our big inside 
joke for guard, said Winimer. 





cm lUe 

With almost double the members, and the addition of a winter 
season, the color guard team receives new recognition 

Maneuvering side-by-side, while maintaining 
synchronization with other members, staying on 
beat, and managing their props, is the challenge 
faced b\ the color guard team. 

This year the team added many new- 
members to its roster. "Last year, we only had 
five people, so having almost doubled the size 
was great to see." said captain Kathy Huynh. 

The team also expanded its practices with a 
locus on improving physical strength and skills. 
"We practice during the whole summer, and our 
workouts basically consist ol running, arm 
exercises, and stretches," said sophomore Maria 
Rafailan, "You have to have good arm muscles 
tin color guard, to catch the nlles and flying 

In spite of the team's growth and 
idjustments, its members have found unity with 
their new teammates. "I've mcl a lot ol awesome 

pcopk- through guard, and out friendships have 

grown," said captain (irelchcn Schroeder. 
sophomore. "We've loimeil reallv strong 

friendships because we constantly have to rely 

On each Othet to do well, which helped build OUT 


I Ogether, thej rose above difficult obstacles. 

"The biggest challenge is learning the 
choreography in a short amount of time and 
making sure that the rest of the team knows it." 
said Huynh. 

Another key part of the team's growth was 
the addition of winter guard for the first time in 
the school's history. Winter guard performed 
inside and outside of school without the 
marching band. The team also competed with 
other Arlington high schools and featured more 
dancing in their choreography. 

The team's increased si/e helped make 
winter guard possible. "Our larger si/c is 
making the team better." said captain Genesis 
Torres-Moreira. junior. "It's the first year that 
we've had a winter guard season, and it's reallv 

From before school started, to the end of 
both the fall and winter seasons, current and 
potential members practiced their routines 
regularly. Once the time came for performances, 
thev were prepared vviih new skills. The old and 
new members felt proud for bunging about 
winter guard's firs) season, and creating a new 
appreciation lor the sport. 

Jacqueline ( larcia, '09 
Raquel Sands, '10 

I'M)) Color Guard 

The expanded team shows their strength 
and ability to the school dining the pep 
rally. They pumped up and readied the 
crowd tor what was to come. "It was hard 
adapting to the gym, while performing, 
because we're so used to being outside," 
said freshman Audrey Bowler. 

Winter guard tryou I in the 

gym. The members were ecstatic to he 
pari of this new experience However, 
not all of the color guard members felt 
that they had time lor another season, 
and some said they regretted that they 
could not participate. 

Captain Kathy Huynh, junior, twirls her 
flag at the beginning of the fall pep rally. 
She enjoyed performing alongside her 
friends. "The best part about being in the 
coloi guard is performing because you get 
such an adrenaline rush." said Huynh. 

Members of the team pause for 
a picture during practice. The 
girls say that they have 
developed strong friendships 
through the group that they 
maintain outside of color guard. 

The girls perform at the fall pep rally, 
energi/mg the crowd. They were unified 
and very committed to working together. 

It was a new experience for the student 
bod) to have seen the growth of skill and 
si/e from Ihe color guard. 



Junior Leah Woodruff works on cutting 
out shapes for her dress. She prepared 
the dress to be ready before the club's 
departure to the Virginia Beach 
competition. "Making the dress w as 
\er\ stressful, but overall I am satisfied 
with the outcome." said Woodruff. 


"1 enjoy being the president of 
FCCLA because we do fun bake 
sales and fashion shows. We 
also get to go on a competition 
to Virginia Beach." 

Olivia Huston. Senior 

"Being vice president of 
FCCLA has been an amazing 
opportunity for me and a very 
positive, rewarding experience. 
It has been a great way to 
improve my leadership skills, 
reach out to the community, and 
it helped me explore different 
career paths." 

Erin Lindsev Wallace, Senior 


in in Karen Vallejos presents her 
hand-made dress for the competition 
and for the fashion show. Vallejos was 
in fashion design and made FCCLA a 
followup. "I am excited for the 
competition, and I hope I win," said 

Sophomore Scarlet Jaldin, senior Elena 
Barrera, and sophomore Abigail Whitmore 
delivei teddj bears to patients in the 
pediatric ward at the Virginia 
Centei in Arlington l he bears were then 
distributed among children to be held « ithi 
the hospital foi comfort 

Director Jennifer Zimmerman 
talks ni the members about the 
expenses ot the competition, The club 
stayed ovei nighl and had different 
acti\ uies to attend each day. "The 
main objective is thai il is a sen ice 
organization," said Zimmerman 


[92] FCCLA 



FCCLA worked together to establish a strong community 

As students began their first week of classes, they came 
to a club that gave them the opportunity to participate in 
service projects through enjoyable activities. FCCLA stands 
for Future Community and Career Leaders of America. "I 
enjoy being in the club because we get to do different 
projects," said freshman Beylul Kebede. 

The goals of FCCLA were to provide students with the 
abilities to learn life skills, and give back to their 
community. In order to raise money to make these goals a 
possibility, the FCCLA club met every Tuesday after school 
and discussed fundraisers and future plans. 

One of the major reasons that people were so attracted to 
the FCCLA club was because of a conference that took 
place in Virginia Beach. The competition allowed members 
to take part in different events to compete in. "A cool part of 
FCCLA is when you go to a conference and you get to meet 
new people and see the different projects they worked on 
with their schools," said sophomore Abigail Whitmore. 

The club is an addition to class curriculum, such as 

nutrition and wellness, fashion design, interior design, 
and child development. "It's very fun preparing all our 
dresses that we made for the competition." said freshman 
Raleigh Mills. Students also made a scrapbook to present 
the accomplishments the club had throughout the school 

In order to get every member to go to the competition, 
the club participated in the holiday bazaar and held 
fundraisers after school. "When we ran out of time to 
bake in school, I used to bake at home and bring the 
goodies to sell the next day," said sophomore Megan 

Members of the club agreed that it was worth being in 
the club and the experience that came along with it. "It 
was worth being in the club because it taught me several 
skills," said senior Linda Montes." and I got to give back 
to the community, which is a good feeling." 

-Ana Villulobos. '09 
Heather Cromartie, '10 

Senior Dayshva Suxo, junior Peter Knox, 
and freshman Lula Mehari sell baked 
goods at the holiday bazaar. The money 
raised was used to go to the competition. 
"The holiday bazaar was a good way to 
get the new members involved, and they 
were very enthusiastic for the good 
cause," said Suxo. 

1 . Junior Peter Knox joined FCCLA for a number of 
reasons, but especially because it has taught him various 
skills. "The best part of FCCLA is that we cook and we 
learn how to design, which helps me develop my 
creativity," said Knox. 

2. Freshman Lula Mehari enjoys the activities the club 
does because she gets to work with a group of people she 
likes. "It is a good way for me to learn some volunteering 
skills and working together to raise money," said Mehari. 

3. Sophomore Megan Rippy joined FCCLA because 
when she heard of it. the club sounded fun and 
interesting. "I wanted to do all the projects that I had 
heard of and especially go on the trip to Virginia Beach. I 
even got my sister to do it," said Rippy. 

4. Freshman Brooke Rippy enjoys cooking, and she 
thought the club would be way to put this hobby to good 
use. "FCCLA is a good way for me to enjoy cooking 
more especially for a good cause," said Rippy. "I like to 
interact and meet new people, and this was a good way to 
do that." 

Academics/Organizations (193 


d 200% - 2009 

A big part of students' lives and school experiences 
happened outside of regular school hours in various 
clubs. Different clubs sparked a variety of interests 
among students and brought them together. While some 
clubs were based on academics and community 
service, others were simply just for students' enjoyment 
and allowed them to meet other people. Those looking 
for a little something extra joined clubs to dress up their 
transcripts. Some new additions this year included 
Broadcast Journalism, Engineering Club, and Table-Top 
Gaming Club. However, as the year progressed and 
students became more involved, genuine interest 
among those who originally joined blindly often gave the 
club a whole new meaning. 

194) Clubs 



ront Row: Juan Palomino, Phuongthu Tonnguyen. Kaitlyn Campbell, Theressa Weller 
lack Row: Whitney Hurdle. Imane Zirari. Chi Hang Au. Steven McKenzie. Andrew 
irand- Pierre 


Front Row: Theressa Weller, Belial Mashid. Whitney Hurdle. Imane Zirari, Juan Palomino. 
Phuongthu Tonnguyen. Kaitlyn Campbell Back Row: Renee Whitlow, Steven McKenzie, 
Daniel Lesueur. Roy Brent Powell. Chi Hang Au. Andrew Grand-Pierre, Ariel Hamilton 


e' Vonne Watson. Jose Benitez. Macon Mann, Jonathan Diethorn. Gabriela Barrios 


Front Row: Andrea Salad. Goldy Yang, Eleanor Miller Back Row: Sean Ganous. Imani 
Victoria Marks, Patrick Kelley. Katherine Throng, Lana Mahgoub, Sponsor Katie St. Pierre 


ront Row: Francis Malone, Monica Ahir, Kaitlyn Osteguin. Bilal Hussain 
ack Row: Mark IX- los Santos, Erik Alejo-Nina, Phoumrin Yin. Imane Zirari 

"1 joined because you play in 
smaller groups so you are more 
with other people. " 

Katherine Truong , Junior 

" When I joined Everybody 
Bowls, I wanted to experiment 
for the future art works." 

Theressa Weller, Junior 

Academics/Organizations (195 



Front Row: Lina Silverman, Evelyn Han/. Catherine Dorset Back Row: Sophie Kiendl. 
Ke\in Donahue, Anne Murray 


Front Row: Jose Castellon, Louis John Arnai/ Swallow, Casey Bottieello Back Row: 
Dakota Springston. Sponsor Kathleen Claassen. Waleed Shahid. Peter Klingelhot'er 


Front Row: Claire VanWagner, Eleanor Mills. Kathryn Rabatsky. Emma Woll'arth 
Back Row: Sponsor Peter Vogel. Claire Monfort, Laura Gorsky, John Bardo. 

Sponsor Julie Cantor 


Front Row: Wesley Horton. Sponsor Les Alhers. Kathy Huynh 

Why did you join? 

"I joined The Red Cross 

club because I wanted (o 

help die community, and it 

was something that 

interested me." 

Daniel Veizaga, 

I joined It's Academic 

because you learn a lot 

different things from the 

competitions anil 


Si vun Lai, 


"I joined because it is fun 

doing activities for the 

greater good. I also yet to 

meet a lot of new 


I. ana Mahgoub, 


"I joined because il is a 
great opportunity to learn 
about world issues and a 
great way to meet people 

from different schools." 

Victoria Trofimova, 

joined the club because 
it keeps you involved 
with your community. 

and it teaches you 
valuable lessons in life." 

Dowha Ali, 

I On) ClubS 




ront Row: Kaths Huynh, Man, Beech. Jennifer Browning. Ahmad Helmy 
tack Row: Siyun Lai. Nicholas Kelleher. Eric Alvarez. Sponsor Kevin Clark 


Front Row: Lina Ewell. Rebecca Fisk, Theodrose Encubahre. Danice Alston. Sabrina 
Relph. Juan Palomino. Orgil Bayarsaikhan Second Row: Briana Coneys. Gelila Mengesha, 
Hannah Crawford. Lina Chhuy-Hy-Hy, Rutha Kidane Back Row: Chaimae Haronni, 
Sophie Jenkins. Peter Knox. Jose Castellon. Charles Vitale. Sophie Kiendl. Latreshia 
Thomas. Molly Ramey 


ront Row: Lana Mahgoub. Nisha Chauhan. My-Anh Nguyen. Kathy Huynh. Goldy Yang. 
aitK n Osteguin Back Row: Janese Jackson. Emma Wolfarth. Daniel Veizaga, Dowha Ali. 
nani Marks. Rebecca Bergena. Brian Huaman. Erika Fernandez. Raul Luna. Gretchen 


Front Row: Samuel Passaglia. Mary Beech. Laura Gorsky. Emily Nalker 
Back Row: Siyun Lai. Stewart Foster. Ethan Pilot. Ryan Carney. Henry Phillips 


Front Row: Lucas Leblanc. Brandon Escobar. Louis John Arnaiz Swallow. Waleed Shahid. 
I.isa Mines. Heidi Schoomaker, Jason Andrade . Lina Silverman Second Row : Shahenda 
Helmv, Samuel Passaglia, Cindy Andrade. Max Blackmail, Victoria Trofimova, Andrea 
Clasijo. Mariela Andrade, Sponsor Nicole Dc Rocco Back Row: Reuben Luoma- 
Overstreet. Daniel Weiner, Brendan Ritter. Dakota Springsion. Peter Klingelhofer, Jason 
Cespedes. Solomon Hailu 


Front Row: Lana Mahgoub. Abdullah Mamun, Lisa McNabola. Soukayna Oukhouya. 
Amanda Enright. Karen Villeda. Emily Nolan. Megan Carlson. Catherine Dorset. Sabrina 
Patwary Second Row: Madeline Templeton. Claire Monfort. Clare Terpstra. Parita Shah. 
Laura Gorsky. Anne Murray. Kristie Gogo. Eleanor Mills Thrid Row: Pallvi Chopra. 
Amelia Cornfield. Fariha Alam. Jessica Li, Goldy Yang. Maria Rafailan. Sonia Phene. 
Rebecca Bergena. Lina Chhuy-Hy Back Row: Lisa Hines, Andrew Elliott. Lindsey 
Treweek. Stephanie Smith. Ryan Mclver Buescher, Kevin Donahue. Dana Probasco, Sophie 
Kiendl. Harrison Streeter 

Academics/Organizations ( ] 97 



Anne Donnelly. John Alan MeQuinn. Laura Gorsky. Alice Billmire 


Front Row: Jahan Shiekhy, Amelia Cornfield. Veronica Manuel. Suchana Costa. Mallo: 
McKen/ie. Peter Ha/el Back Row: Sponsor Paul Bui. Minh Vu. Frederick Mitchell. 
Mallory McKenzie. Matthew Pearson-Beck. Sponsor Ron Revere 


Front Row: Andrew Grand-Pierre, John Mutty. Mallory Uzel, Veronica Manuel. Su/anne 
Matyas Back Row: Jason McNabola, Derek Framinan, Jason Truesdale. Sponsor Gordon 
I. auric. Daniel Watson. Michael Watson. Christopher Brown 


Front Row: Sponsor Robert Summers. Andrew Trombly. Kate Irick. Sydney Delmar. 
Connor Donahue Back Row: Warren Mitchell. Sponsor Richard Avondet, Michael Wats 
Daniel Watson. Derek Framinan. Mallory Uzel 


i' ii Hazel, Kristopher Armradit, James Wanda. Renee Whitlow 


Front Row: \ anessa Andia, Josie Butler, Brian Huaman, Sail) Salazai Back Row: Robaj 
Tedder, Dawn Gebru, Martin Debraine, Mark Johnson. Andrew Trombly, Sponsor Richanl 

I9X) Clubs 



\le\ander Lindeman. Robert Tedder. Marc Portis. Matthew Hines. Tran Tran. Sponsor Paul 

"I joined engineering club 
because I like constructing 
things on my own. and I can 
create things from scratch." 

Brian Huaman, Junior 

"I like the outdoor camping 
and hiking (in Mountain 
Club). It's a good opportunity 
to leave the city and 
experience the outdoors." 

Richard Avondet, 
Design Tech Teacher 



->ont Row: Michaela Nelson. Mary Hamilton. Josie Butler Back Row: Blair Delery. 
i\riadne Bene. Abigail Knight 


Front Row: Jessica Tarlton. Genevieve Dabrowski, Genevieve Dorado, Sponsor Rosanne 
Johengen. Harrison Streeter. Elizabeth Beckwith Back Row: Teodora Peneva, Mark Curry. 
Isha Srivastava. Andrew McGarity. Mariela Andrade, Parita Shah. Ariel Hamilton 


Morgcn Scott, Allison Fontaine. Aaron Goler, Josie Butler. Kaiikn Osteguin 


Front Row: Hudson Worden. Jacqueline Garcia. Claire Vanwagner. Amanda Enright. 
Jessica Hogan. Mary Francis, Kate Irick, Genna Schwartz Back Row: Corinne Wiesner. 
Connor Donahue, Fenimore Love. Erin Healy. Emily Tyson. Tiphaine Monroe. Tyler 
Leeds, Alan McQuinn, Sponsor Chris Erickson 

Academics/Organizations (199 



Emma Wolfarth. Erin Lindse\ Wallace, Emily Nolan 

"My favorite part of being in the 
Russian Club is the feeling I get 
of being in my home country 
anb being surroundea by its 

Gleb Gritsinin, 

"My favorite part of being in 
Penman is when we get to see 
the final product ana Oistribute 

Megan Parker, 



Front Rom: Sponsor Dionle Law ley, Jessica Merida. Benjamin Carson. Brandon Sanders. 
(Carina Rojas, Angela Cabrera. Sponsor Carolyn Taylor Back Row: Sponsor Emily 
Andrusko. Fernando Montano. Jason Sala/ar. Nahidul Huque. Milton Portillo-Ortez, 
Sponsor Jo Ann I hennas. I inner Harris 

J _4i 


Front Row: Christopher Ebiasah, Andrea Blanco. Mirna Fuentes, Munkhtumur 
Bayarmagnai Back Row: Munkhjin Amarbayasgalan, Saurab Gautam. Jethro Tapulgo, 
Ro'bel Teklu 


Front Row: Erin Lindsey Wallace. Inula Monies. Beylul Kebede, Elena Barrera 
Back Row: I nl, i Mehari, Abigail Knight, Megan Rippy, Emily Mathae 


Shixiong Wang and McKenna Klont/ 

200) Clubs 




ront Row: Sonia Phene. Cullen Mott, Christina Phang, Rachel Schwartz. Aliya Pilchen. 
imanda Enright, Mary Francis. Arley Turner Back Row: Julia Ruane, Emily Tyson. Kevin 
)onahue. Miles Coulton-Thompson. Luke Malley. Andrew Elliott, Madeleine Brehaut 


Front Row: Jacqueline Garcia, Whitney Hurdle, Lisa McNabola. Hannah Thomas. 
Lindsay Cronin. Erin Lindsey Wallace. Brigitte Jahncke. Jessica Li 
Second Row: Raquel Sands, Chelsea Felix, Lorrane Freitas, Mary Sanchez. Ana 
Villalobos Back Row: Amanda MacDonald, Sharifa Ahmed, Anne Murray, Heather 
Cromartie. Emily Seklecki. Jasmin Marshall, Morgan Livezey, Amanda Maggio, 
Sponsor Sarah Reese 


ront Row: Heidi Lynn Schoomaker, Megan Parker, Aliya Pilchen. Mary Francis. Oksana 
rofimenko. Jessica Hogan, Kate [rick Back Row: Sponsor Sarah Harrick. Ahmad Helmy. 
laire Monfort. Louis John Arnaiz Swallow. Julia Ruane. Alexandra Jones. Emma Thorp 


Front Row: John Mutty. Alexander Kopenhaver. William Farley, Oksana Trofimenko. 
Kelsie Vick. Iara Rogers-Benchoam. Kirsten Bledsoe Back Row: Rebecca Pratt, Michael 
Srisuwan. Christina Helmick, Will Angle. Ephraim Judy. Courtney Craig. Arley Turner. 
Wesley Horton 

What makes your club exciting? 

"In P.A.W. Club, we always 

"Yearbook was exciting 

think of creative ways 


because it was a satisfying 

contribute to our cause: saving 

feeling to know I was 

homeless dogs. 

contributing to something 

people will have for the rest of 

their lives " 

Josie Butler, 

Tamara Amer, 



"The most exciting thing about 
Environmental Club is the 
satisfactory feeling you get 

when you do something helpful 
for the community." 

Isha Srivastava, 

"The Broadcast Journalism 
class is so exciting because your 

hard work is presented to the 
whole school every single day." 

Daniel Mulrow, 

"Being a new member of Future 
Business Leaders I'm expecting 

to experience exciting things 

and learn useful qualities to be a 

good leader." 

Andrea Blanco, 

Academics/Organizations (201 



Front Row: Arle> Turner, Nomin Ayushbaatar Back Row: Emil) Tyson, Riles Park. 
Corinne Wiesner. Emma Thorp 


Front Row: Megan Parker. Linda Monies, Rebecca Bergena Back Row: Anne Muna\, 
Casey Botticello. Waseem Nosair, Tiphaine Monroe 


Front Row: Veronica Stokes. Julieze Benjamin. Lashaunta Davis. Kyle Thornhill, Rediet 
Ligaba, Rebecca Bergena. Lula Ghidey Back Row: Christine Nguessan, Danice Alston. 
Sierra Riddle. Clarissa Ldgerton. Fanuel Haile. Dominique McNairy-Dixon. Briana Coneys. 
Latreshia Thomas 


Front Row : Elizabeth Beckwith, Theressa Weller. Mary Lefande, Naomi Waltengus, Inia 
Tinier Back Row: Renee Whitlow, James Wanda. Yafelmane Ouchna, Kristopher 
Armradit. Alina Rojas-Terceros 


Front Row: Nisha Chauhan, Eti Mam. Paola Pachacopa Fernandez, Cind) Andrade, 
Jennifei Merino, Linda Monies. Kristin Andia, Erika Fernandez, Karen Ampuero-Figueroa, 
Km 1 1,1 Pant, I Perez Second Row: Brayan ( )rtega I obo, Betis Sorto Sanchez, Carla 

is Vargas, Hareth Andrade Ayala, Brifta don/ales. Antonella Rodriguez-Cossio, 
Leslie Rosales, Jhon Nogales Pimienta, Genesis Portugal Sanchez, Sail) Salazar Third 
Row: Sponsoi Elvia Santamaria, sponsor Bob Garcia Selam Negash, Faiza \n Ouahi, 
Dinelcy Rafael Maldonado Brizeyda Argueta Jarquin, Sara Ochoa I opez, Maria Rafailan, 

Mayra I as Munoz Hna l e, Vanessa Vndia, Natal > Revollo Fourth Row: I amen 

Montana Magdalena 1 cobai i rick Torrico-Lopez, Mariela Andrade, Petei Knox, Yanina 
Ortiz Moya, Daniel Veizaga Dayshva Suxo, Roberto] opez Melean, Karen Vallejos 

202) Clubs 


Front Row: Natalie Deleon, Nory Flores, Natalie Martinez, Mayra Encinas-Munoz, Marii 
\ndi.i Moya, Sandra Peralta Second Row: Britta Gonzales, Hareth Andrade Ayala, Andn 
Andrade, Genesis Portugal-Sanchez, Karla Rivas, Blanca Santos. Sindj Leguia \iom llac 
Row: Sponsor Heydi Baptista. Cindy Andrade, Vanessa Andia, Betis Sorto-Sanchez, 

N .imii.i Ortiz Moya. Mariela Andrade. Magdalena Escobar, Karla Ortega. Sponsor Monici 
I anieu. Sponsor Laurel Osmer-C'errud 



ront Row: Elizabeth Woolley. Kaitlynn Menoche. Amelia Cornfield. Sponsor Nora 
pruth Back Row: Emilia Sens. Emily Mathae, Faris Sanjakdar. Katherine Ponds 


Front Row: Hareth Andrade-Ayala, Antonella Rodriguez-Cossio, Lizzie Ramos-Palma. 
Heydi Tejeda-Maldonado, Sara Ochoa-Lopez. Ericka Reyes, Mayra Encinas-Munoz Back 
Row: Sponsor Betty Rivera. Sindy Leguia-Aroni, Mallory Uzel. Christian Quinde, Lindsay 
Boryan. Abigail Noria-Aroni. Yanina Ortiz-Moya. Cynthia Villarroel-Vargas. Melissa 
Argueta. Camelia Rubalcava. Erick Torrico-Lopez, Sponsor Irene Rondon 

What is your favorite 

mmfy almut wutA cum? 


Iront Row: Sara Ochoa-Lopez. Sindy Leguia-Aroni. Melissa Argueta. Karla Ortega, 
'ynthia Villarroel-Vargas. Mallory Uzul Second Row: Lindsay Boryan. Christian Quinde. 
ricka Re\es. Sandra Peralta. Mirna Fuentes. Claudia Cisneros. Sponsor Irene Rondon 
.ack Row: Erick Torrico-Lopez. Jason Cespedes. Juan Lopez-Ibarra. Sergio Yabeta- 
alamanca. Charles Hilla 


"I like Japanese Culture 
Club because I learned how 
to write the Japanese 
characters during the club 

Yafelmane Ouchna, 

"One of the coolest things 
about the Russian club is 
listening to the other 
members speak the Russian 
language to each other." 


ront Row: Rebecca Bergena. Sara Ka\es. Cindy Andrade. Heidi Schoomaker. Emily 

eklecki. McKenna Klontz. Lindsay Cowen, Caroline Jahncke. Kale Inck Second Row: 

Madeline Templeton. Suchana Costa. Emma Thorp. Mary Beech. Alexandra Jones. Caroline 

irasa. Sydney Delmar. Rachel Heend, Thomas Miotke. Thomas Dickenson Third Row: Jackson Verville, Megan Chase. Clare O'Doherty, 

ndsay Boryan. Sarah DiNardo. Kelsey Clark. Madeline Farber, Catherine Dorset. Aasim Rawoot. Zoe Bellars Fourth Row: Valerie Dugie. 
Tetchen Schroeder. Daniel Browning, Casey Botticello. Tyler Leeds. Bridget Ward. Alice Billmire. Robert Hemstreet. John Washington, 

nelia Cornfield Fifth Row: Rebecca Pratt, Lilly Bouldin. Kirsten Bledsoe. Suzanne Matyas. Pallvi Chopra. Louisa Gilson, Sonia Phene. 
ly-Anh Nguyen. Katilynn Menoche. Nguyen, Jennifer Browning. Arley Turner. Evelyn Hartz. Sponsor Esperanza De Sisneros 
ixth Row: Sarah Bay I iff. Freddy Crawford. Peter Klingclhofer. Stewart Foster. Ian Feeney, Adam Green. Mark Johnson. Nathaniel Root 
ack Row: Andrew McDaniel. William Warren . Jahan Shiekhv. Robert Merrill. Will Ans>le. Julia Ruane. Waleed Shalnd. Andrew Leinbach 

Riley Park, 

"I like African Awareness 
because the club helps me 
embrace my culture and 

share my beliefs." 

Danice Alston, 

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"The sense of family within the 

Washington-Lee community 

is very strong, especially in the 

face of hard times." 

Tyler Leeds, Senior 


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Shahad Samir Ashour 

Sarah BavlitT 

Rebecca Beniena 

Kirsten Bledsoe 

Lindsav Borvan 

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Nannelle Brown 

Jennifer Browning Ryan Mclver Buescher 

Anna Bun 

Hector CamposJose Jose Damn >< Canal 

Cynthia Carcamo 

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Megan Chase 

Pallvi Chopra Shamed Reza Chowdhurj Andrew Clayberi 


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Gene\ ieve Dabrowski Jacob Del Gallo 

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Adam Green 

Ariel Hamilton 

Rachel Heend 

Christina Helmick 

Ahmad Helnn 

Lisa Hines 

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Flenner Hoagland 

lessica Hogan 

Khalia Home 

Whittle) Hurdle 

Kate Irick 

Mukti Islam 

Community (207 

Amandeep Kaur 

Sara Kayes 

James Kelley 

Peter Klinsielhoter 

McKenna Klontz 

Tvler Leeds 

Caitlin Little 

F.lise Littler 

Sabrina Love 

Raul Luna 

Amanda MaeDonald 

Luke Mallei 

Andrew McDaniel 

Andrew McGarih 

Steven MeKen/ie 

John McQuinn 

Robert Menezes 

Jennifer Merino 

Claire Monloii 

\ndrea Mou-no 

Christian New some Adriana Niedenfuhi 

Clare O'Doherty 

Zac O Malley 

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Yanina Ortiz-Moya 

Tayaba Paras 

Carla Paredes-Vargas 

Megan Parker 

Jay Pasquarette 

Marc Patton 

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Dania Paz 

Regis Peeples 

Selina Pena 

Javier Perez 

Thomas Peters 

Jesse Phillips 

Sal K Salazar 

I ik Salmeron 

Angelo Sanchez 

Heidi Schoomaker 

Genua Schwartz 

Emily Seklecki 

Community (209 

Darrisaw Tatum 

Hannah Thomas 

Sylvie Thomas 

Gavin Treweek 

Oksana Trofimenko 

Andrew TromhK 

Danny & Michael Wan 


Tyesha Wit hi i Julliette Zeballos-Perez 


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"Having a conversation with Nan was not just an exchange ot 
words, pleasantries or utterances; Nan's nature would make 
so much more, she was totally engaged: her words blende 
and sparkling with all her emotion. Nan was one of the rar 
people who lived in every moment, totally immersed, almost 
as if while with her, you were both inside a bubble, just the 
two of you. Nan, felt it all, gave it all; everything to the max, 
a beautiful living example of expression personified." 

Peter Vogel, Sociology Teacher 

The thing I will remember the most about Nan was the 
enuine nature with which she spoke to people - 
.aether it was a student, a peer, or a teacher, she was 
I ways genuine. Nan was always there giving supportive 
omments - and she really meant them. She believed 
hat she was saying. It's this genuine quality that I 
trive for and that w ill always make me think of Nan." 

;'hris Erickson, English Teacher 

"I started to say that Nan Irick was an inspiration 
to anyone at this school who knew her. but. then 
I thought— everyone here knew her and was 
inspired by her. She took such a strong interest 
in the students and the school. She didn't just fill 
in for teachers when they were away— she 
became the teacher. Students quickly recognized 
her sincerit) and caring attitude and responded 
with effort and accomplishment. Though Nan is 
no longer with us— her spirit lives on in the 
classrooms and hallways of Washington-Lee 
High School!" 

Gregg Robertson, Principal 

"My best moment that defined 
Nan for me was once in the 
morning during Penman. Nan 
came in to tell Kate that she 
loved her because Nan was 
going away for a few days. I 
just remember Nan looking at 
me, and to justify her 
seemingly over-loving of 
Kate, said, "I hate leaving my 
kids to go away." 

"If anyone was to see the effect she 
had on people, even the smallest 
bit, it would be incredible. I've 
never met a woman who managed 
to touch so many people in such a 
genuine way. Because in the end 
that was what struck me as the most 
amazing part about her, she was 
overwhelmingly honest and sweet. 
Which made her passing away hard, 
and it's still hard." 

trhe memorial was a very personal recognition ol 
an s contributions to our school and the lives ol 
s students." 

onor Donahue, Senior 



The best of people pass through your life 

leaving their mark, but without marking time. 

Though we started down this road with you 

yesterday, and tomorrow draws nigh, we have 

an abundance of memories deep and precious. 

You've rightly earned everything you have, 

and we are just proud to know you. 

Congratulations ! 

Love, Mom and Dad 

"Since I was two and you were three!" 

212) Senior Ads 

Congratulations, Alanna! 

We love you to the moon and back 

Community (213 

Delia and Cristian Montecinos 

1 1-10-08 was the date that we became 

husband and wife. It might sound 

weird, but not for us. We are glad we 

are together and knowing that we will 

be together forever. It's our last year 

here. We have been here since our 

freshman year. Good things and bad 

things have happened to us over the 

years, but overall the greatest thing to 

happen to us was getting married, 

and now we are waiting 

for our graduation. 

"Class of '09" 

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Congratulations to Conor Hays Sharp 
and the Class of 2009 for your 

achievements at W-L, and 
best wishes for a bright future! 

Love, Mom, Dad, 
Cheryl, and Maddie 

Follow the footprints on your heart; 
they will lead you to your dreams! 

We love you, 
Daddy and Olivia 





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Dear Chrissy Kate - You are a precious part of our lives, 

and I love you dearly. Congratulations on your 
graduation. Well done! To the adventures ahead. -Mom 

Cree - 1 am very proud of you. You are an impressive 

young lady who will be an overwhelming success in the 

future. I love you. -Dad 

Congrats! I'm shhuppaa proud of you and so excited for 

you. You are the best sister and friend anyone could 

have, love you tons and more. -Sistahhh 

Congratulations on your graduation! 

Paul, Mom, David, and Dad 

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"When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone 
said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built it 

all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. 

So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I 

built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into 

the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what 

you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of 

England." -from Monty Python and the Holy Grail 

Dear Robbie, 

We are so proud of all you have 

accomplished! May you continue always 

to be successful in all that you dream. 

We love you!! xoxo 
Mom, Dad, Spence & Zeke 


We're so proud of you 

Love, Mom, Dad, 

Ellen, and Catherine 

Congratulations, McKenna! 

We love you and are so proud of you. 

You've always had a song in your heart; 

now the world will hear it! 

Love, Mom, Dad, and Kyra 

] Senior Ads 


Theme: "Welcome to the Good Life" 

Volume: 82 

Publisher: Jostens Publishing Company in Winston-Salem, NC, 
Representative Jenny Caskey 

Cover: Four-color custom lithograph cover with gloss lamination; 
designed by Sharifa Ahmed and Amanda MacDonald 

Printed: 640 

Prices: $65 for pre-orders; $80 at distribution 

Number of Pages: 228 

Paper: 80# gloss paper 

Endsheets: Silver Sheen 877 

Copy: Set in Times, various sizes and styles 

Produced Using: YearTech Online, Jostens Publishing 

Software: Photoshop CS2 and Microsoft Word 

Equipment: Dell PCs, Dell scanner, Sony cameras, Nikon Coolpix 

Portraits: Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch National School Studios, 
Baltimore, MD 

Adviser: Sarah Reese, third year 

Editors-in-Chief: Sharifa Ahmed, second 
year, and Erin Lindsey Wallace, second year 

Business Manager: Whitney Hurdle, 
second year 

Copy Editor: Amanda MacDonald, 
second year 

Index Editor: Jessica Li, second year 

Staff Members: 

Tamara Amer, second year 
Heather Cromartie, first year 
Lindsay Cronin, first year 
Chelsea Felix, first year 
Lorrane Freitas, first year 
Jacqueline Garcia, first year 
Brigitte Jahncke, first year 
Morgan Livezey, first year 
Amanda Maggio, second year 
Jasmin Marshall, first year 
Lisa McNabola, first year 
Anne Murray, first year 
Mary Sanchez, first year 
Raquel Sands, first year 
Emily Seklecki, first year 
Hannah Thomas, first year 
Ana Villalobos, second year 

Thanks to the 2008-09 Staff of the IMm owl Qnay... 

You are a great group of Staff members and a great group of girls with so many unique talents: There are only 22 of you. but you are able to generate 

enough noise to sound like there are 44. You are able to organize successful dress-up days without formal event invitations required. You are able to 

maneuver through the publications ma/e of tables in 30 seconds on a rolling chair. You can tolerate listening to two completely different songs in one 

room. You are able to effectively predict marriage proposals. But seriously... 

Thank you for all of your hard work. You have created an amazing book! I can't be 

more proud of you, and you should be very proud of yourselves. Sharifa and 

Lindsey, you really made my life easier this year. You were confident leaders who 

always got the job done. I know you will both be successful in whatever challenges 

you tackle. Whitney, your maturity and responsibility allowed me to rely on you for 

whatever needed to be done. I look forward to seeing you continue to develop as an 

artist. Amanda, your attention to detail and love of writing was such an asset to our 

book. Always push yourself; you have so much to offer. Jessica, you did an 

excellent job of defining a new editing role this year. I know you will do a great job 

Pepping into the ever-important role of business manager next year. To my senior 

staff members — Tamara. Ana. Lorrane. Jackie. Lmily. and Hannah: best of luck in 

the "real world". You are all great staff members, and great people, and I am happy 

to have known each of you. Don't forget: you are always yearbook alumni! Come 

back to visit us! Now, here's looking to 2009-10... 

- Sarah Reese, Adviser 




220) Yearbook 



From the Editors-in-Chief... Even with all the late deadlines, missing rosters, going to sports events in 
the rain to take pictures, getting yelled at for interrupting classes, missing practices to work on spreads, and 
trying to track down students we didn't even know, it was all worth it in the end. Despite the stress that 
came with it, and the heavy weight of the publication of this book upon us, it was one of the most 
rewarding experiences we have embarked on. Being a part of the yearbook staff has truly enriched both our 
junior and senior experiences, and we cannot imagine having done it with any other staff. Along with the 
two of us, there were 20 other dedicated members that helped capture the good life. Countless hours were 
spent in the publications lab in order to make this book as memorable as possible. We 
are thankfulfor each member of our staff, and the unique personalities and skills they 
Drought to the table. Also, most importantly, a big thanks to our adviser, Sarah Reese, 
who put up with our excessive eating habits, loud music, and the constant calling 
rf her name. Yearbook over the past two years has helped define us and shape us 
nto the young women we are today. We are Shanaynay & L-Dub, and that's a wrap! 

)'tY Seniors Sharifa Ahmed & Lindsey Wallace 

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Abarido. Silvia 131 

Abdulkader. Muna 131 

Abebe, Amanuel 131 

Abubaker, Salahidden 1 22 

Acero. Alan 131 

Adams, Cory 143 

Adams. Jasmine 40. 41. 143 

Adkins-Blanch. Megan 52. 72. 73. 131 

Agudo. Emiliano 122. 186. 187 

Aguirre. Delia 100. 106 

Aguirre-Vides, Elmer 143 

Ahir. Manish 143 

Ahir. Monica 120. 122. 195 

Ahmed. Fareen 143. 153 

Ahmed. Jalaluddin 1 43 

Ahmed. Sharif a 84. 100. 201. 220. 221 

Aifer, Clement 131 

Aiken. Hannah 20. 70. 94. 95. 131 

AitOuahi. Faiza 131 

Ait Ouahi. Sana 1 22 

Akter, Ayesha 131 

Akter. Rabaka 17. 100 

Akter. Salma 131 

Akther. Mahmuda 131 

Akther, Maksuda 131 

Al-Tayeb, Tariq 1 22 

Alam. Eti 131.202 

Alam, Fariha 100. 197 

Alam. Raisul68. 131 

Alarcon-Aldunate. Dayana 143 

Albers. Les 21. 156. 196. 199 

Alcantara-Pfaff. Liliana 56. 57, 143 

Aldana. Ricardo 100. 102 

Alejo-Nina. Erick 1 00. 1 95 

Aleman. Roger 156 

Ali. Dowha 122. 196. 197 

Allen. Aleta 143 

Allen. Kiera9. 122 

Allen. Lana 131. 163 

Allen. Matthew 8. 9. 70. 1 22 

Almeyda. Patricia 86. 131. 190 

Almquist. Christopher 45. 121, 122 

Alshehri, Saif 143 

Alston, Danice 122, 197. 202. 203 

Alston, Dorothy 100 

Altamirano. Iver 34. 88. 89. 1 22 

Alvarado, Giovanna 1 43 

Alvarez, Eric 197 

Alvarez. Jesse 1 56 

Alves. Jack 1 22 

Alyssa, Sabrina 1 30 

Amador-Obando, Randy 131 

Amarbayasgalan, Munkhjin 100. 200 

Ambrose. Mary 122 

Amer, Tamara 100. 201. 220 

Amer. Tareck 44, 88. 89, 122 

Amer. Waiel 143 

Ampuero-Figueroa, Karen 131, 202 

Andersen, Patrick 100 

Anderson, Drake 76, 1 22 

Anderson, Myiam 143 

Anderson, Rachel 122. 170. 171 

Anderson, Sarah 131 

Andia. Kristin 122.202 

Andia. Vanessa 33. 62. 100. 198. 202 

Andia-Moya. Maria 1 00. 202 

Andrade Sagastizado, Susana 131 

Andrade. Andrea 34. 35. 131. 202 

Andrade, Cindy 122. 169. 197. 202, 203 

Andrade, Jason 131 

Andrade. Mariela 122. 197. 199. 202 

Andrade. Nely 122 

Andrade-Ayala. Hareth 131, 202, 203 

Andrade-Calderon, Rodrigo 131 

Andrews. Avery 25 

Andrusko, Emily 1 56. 200 

Angle, Will 100. 111. 201. 203 

Anouilh, Sarah 100 

Anwar, Faris 143 

Apseloff, Nicholas 1 22 

Arat, Paula 143 

Araujo, Alvaro 1 00 

Arevalo-Bonilla, Mario 131 

Argueta, Benjamin 30. 101 

Argueta, Erik 131 

Argueta. Melissa 101, 203 

Argueta-Jarquin, Brizeyda 1 22, 202 

Argueta-Jarquin, Keiry 143 
Ariavand, Cyrus Mecham 180 
Armradit. Kristopher 122. 198. 202 
Armstrong, Jordan 74. 75. 1 43. 1 53 
Arquiza, Charlene 122. 189 
Arriaza. Alexandra 58. 72. 131 
Asad. Habibullah 143 
Asadhezbullah. Hezbullah 131 
Ashour, Shahad 101 
Ashtiany. Alexander 68. 88. 89 
Ashtiany. Amir 131 
Au. Chi Hang 25. 195 
Au, Ming 143 
Auerbach, Colleen 1 56 
Avondet. Richard 1 77, 1 98 
Ayala. Jefrey 143 
Ayushbaatar, Nomin 131. 202 
Aziz. Salam 143 


Baasansukh. Khongorzul 143 

Bach, Ashley 1 43 

Bagalso. Bernard Yves 131 

Baird, Sandra 156 

Baith, Jessica 154 

Baiza-Lopez, Joshua 34, 89, 1 22 

Baker, Hayes 22. 143 

Baker. Jesse 44. 131. 141. 162. 163 

Baker, William 23 

Balutis. Adam 80, 81 

Banchoff. Emma 49, 86, 87. 1 43 

Bangsboll. Garrett 64. 65. 131 

Banks. Jonathon 70. 71. 101. 176. 177 

Baptista. Heydi 156. 202 

Bardo. John 131. 196 

Barnhart. Sharain 15. 122 

Barraza Kelvyn 143 

Barrera. Elena 102. 178. 179. 192. 200 

Barrios-Orozco. Gabriela 1 43. 1 95 

Bascope, Daphne 58. 143 

Batbaatar. Enkhjin 143 

Batbaatar. Odonchimeg 101 

Batmunkh, Khulan 20. 131 

Battle. Rodderick 44, 45, 60. 1 22 

Bautista. Aracely 131 

Bayaraa, Bilguun 131 

Bayarmagnai, Munkhtumur 143, 200 

Bayarsaikhan, Jagalsaikhan 30, 131 

Bayarsaikhan, Orgil 131. 197 

Bayliff, Richard 44 

Bayliff. Sarah 52. 53. 101 

Bayou. Yonas 1 22 

Beckman. John 64. 65, 82, 143 

Beckwith. Elizabeth 131, 180, 186, 187. 202 

Beech. Mary 96. 122, 178, 197, 203 

Bekele, Dagmawi 122 

Bel-Hadj Nasr. Sarah 58, 1 22 

Belai, Abigail 143 

Bell, Walter 4. 131 

Bellars, Zoe 21, 49, 120, 122, 1 75 

Bene, Ariadne 131, 199 

Benitah, Caroline 1. 121. 122. 175 

Benitez. Jose 143. 195 

Benjamin, Julieze 132, 181, 202 

Bennett, Anne 143 

Bennett, Emily 156 

Bentley, Alison 49. 143, 180 

Bentley, Tiffany 143 

Beranek, Alexander 143 

Bergena. Rebecca 101. 197. 202. 203 

Berkland. Mara 46. 143 

Berlin. Alexander 86. 132 

Bernardo, Nicole 143 

Berrios, Alex 28 

Berrios, Jessica 143 

Berry, Jennifer 30, 66, 78, 132 

Beye, Malick 86, 132 

Bezhani, Erjon 82, 1 22 

Bharathi. Charulatha 143 

Bieniek, Alexandra 132. 170. 171 

Bigsby. Imani 78, 79, 1 32 

Bilbao, Dylan 101, 111, 182 

Billmire. Alice 29. 90, 122, 198. 203 

Binczewski. Erik 39, 143 

Birasa, Caroline 122, 175, 203 

Birdsong, Andre 1 22 

Bizon. Murilo68. 101 

Blackman. Max 86. 132, 166, 167, 197 

Blacutt. Guido 132 

Blades-Arteaga, Gabriela 122 

Blancato. Carly 1 44 

Blanco. Alexander 1 32 

Blanco, Andrea 200. 201 

Bledsoe. Kirsten40. 101. 108. 201. 203 

Bloom, Isaac 132 

Bogetic. Alexander 1 32 

Boldbaatar. Bilguun 1 32 

Boldbaatar, Uyanga 58. 132, 141 

Bolfek. Justin 156 

Bonilla, Jennifer 144 

Bonilla. Suleyma 144 

Boryan. Catherine 3. 36. 90. 144 

Boryan. Lindsay 4. 48. 49. 101. 203 

Bosch. Samuel 144. 172 

Bosharrt. Abigail 49 

Bostick. Savannah 1 8 

Botticello. Casey 70. 101. 202. 203 

Boudreau. Synthia 14, 132 

Bouldin, Lilly 70. 1 22. 203 

Bowler, Audrey 144, 190 

Boydston, Taylor 144, 153 

Braden, Joshua 14. 15. 54, 122 

Bradford-Brooks. Tiffany 1 32 

Brady. Benjamin 64. 132 

Brahaney. Sharon 156 

Brandt. Taylor 144 

Bravo-Tomaylla. Steve 1 22 

Braxton. Tyler 144 

Brehaut. Cayden 39, 1 32 

Brehaut. Madeleine 75, 96, 144, 201 

Brennan, Isaiah 132 

Brewton, Ashley 1 32 

Brigham, Henry 88, 101 

Brigham, Reginald 156 

Brodowski, Jason 14, 156 

Bronsch, Tamara 122 

Brooks, Julie 8, 144 

Brosnahan, Anna 123 

Brothers, Samantha 49, 86, 144, 180 

Brower, Matthew 80, 1 44 

Brower. William 26. 76. 77. 101 

Brown. Christopher 101. 198 

Brown. Jonathan 1 32 

Brown, Nannette 102 

Brown, Stewart 22 

Browning, Daniel 54, 80, 132, 203 

Browning, Jennifer 48. 49, 70. 90. 91. 102, 

197, 203 

Brueckmann. Ilona 27, 90. 123 

Bryant, Andrew 1 32 

Buche, Megan 11, 123 

Buergler, Carl 70, 71, 144 

Buescher, Ryan Mclver43, 60, 61, 102, 197, 


Bui, Paul 156. 177, 198, 199 

Bullock, Demetrius 144 

Bullock, Marie 155 

Burgess, Robert 50, 51, 76. 123 

Burns, Morgan 90 

Burns. Nicolas 44. 68, 69, 1 32 

Busey, Brendan 144 

Bustillo. Kevin 1 23 

Butler, Greg 156 

Butler, Josie 70, 144, 198. 199. 201 

Butler, Rebecca 102 

Butt, Anna 58, 59. 102 

Butterworth. Kelsey 132 

Buxton, Johnnie 1 56 

Byers, Louise 1 56 

Byrd. Tyrone 22. 23. 156 


Caballero. Ana Lily 156 
Caballero. Jorge 1 56 
Cabel, Jonathan 102 
Cabrera, Angela 102, 200 
Cabrera-Garcia, Jeidi 144 
Cabrera-Pomposo, Emanuel 132 
Cadogan, Joyce 156 
Cajati, Giulia 144 
Cakar, Halil 132 
Calfat, Antoine 1 23 
Calfat. Claudelle 24, 25, 144 
Calix, Yessica 144 
Callaway. Carol 155. 156 
Campbell, Brooke 144 

Campbell. Cecelia 132 

Campbell. Kaitlyn 14. 90. 132. 195 

Campos. Brando 144 

Campos, Hector 44. 76, 102 

Campoverde, Monica 156 

Canales, Jose 1 02 

Canales-Diaz, Abel 144 

Canavan, Frances 12, 13. 144 

Cannon. Dawson 132 

Cantor. Julie 156, 196 

Cantu, Marcus 144 

Carballo, lliana 34, 1 32 

Carballo, Joselin40. 41, 144 

Carcamo, Cynthia 102 

Cardenas-Cayasso. Leonel 144 

Carey, Consquilla 156 

Carlson, Megan 132, 197 

Carney, Ryan 123, 182, 183 

Caron, Julie 156 

Carrion, Manuel 144 

Carson. Benjamin 102, 200 

Carson, Cynthia 54. 75. 121, 123 

Carter, Alicia 40, 123 

Carter, David 44, 102 

Carter, Lillian 132 

Cartmell. Jaqueline 144 

Castaneda, Rina 144 

Casteal. Gabrielle 1 23 

Castellon, Jose 123, 197 

Castellon, Mariana 144 

Castillo, Gabriel 1 32 

Castro-Rivas, Isaias 1 23 

Catsigen, Christine 167 

Cerqueira. Stephen 86. 144 

Cerrub-Osmer. Laurel 202 

Cespedes, Arnold 144 

Cespedes. Jason 123. 197. 203 

Chamblee. Bill 156 

Chamness. Lindsey 49 

Chase. Bryan 24. 25. 1 32 

Chase. Megan 16. 17. 102. 203 

Chase-Walsh. Sarah 95, 144 

Chatha, Dawod 144 

Chauhan, Nisha 102, 197, 202 

Chavez-Aliaga, Itziar 1 32 

Chenini, Amino 165 

Chhuy-Hy, Una 132, 197 

Chi, Anthony 144 

Chilka, Keyal32 

Chinchilla, Marvin 132 

Chireno, Jonathan 144 

Chisholm. Sarah 22, 70, 132 

Chong. Christine 123 

Chopra, Pallvi 48, 62, 84, 102, 197. 203 

Chopra. Puneet 44. 1 23 

Choudhury. Samiha 144 

Chowdhury, Rabitul 1 23 

Christine, Rumpf 180, 181 

Churbuck. Jared 9, 144 

Cincotta, Malayika 123, 169 

Cisneros, Claudia 1 32, 203 

Clark, Kelsey 96, 123.203 

Clark, Kevin 50, 51, 156. 197 

Clark. Kirby 15,49. 70,96. 144 

Clarke. Joycelyn 156 

Clavijo-Herrera Andrea 123, 167, 197 

Clayberg, Andrew 101, 103 

Clayberg, Paul 103 

Clayberg, Vanessa 6, 132 

Clayton, Brandon 46, 144 

Coleman, Marsharika 18. 19. 56. 57. 145 

Collantes. Elio 145 

Coneys, Briana 56, 57, 123, 197, 202 

Congable. Sarah 156. 159 

Conklin. Abigail 70. 71. 123 

Constantinides. Lynette 156 

Cook, Emily 49. 66. 142. 145 

Cook. Tyler 70, 86 

Cooke. Philip 156 

Copening. Charles 123 

Coppa. Torie 58. 59. 70. 132 

Cordero, Antonella 133 

Cordero, Cesar 1 33 

Cordova-Villarreal. Geonangel 21, 145 

Cordova-Villarreal. Geovanny 145 

Coreas, Jessica 10, 145 

Corianga, Andrea 123 

Cornejo, Henry 133 

Cornejo-Aguilar, Hector 133 

Cornfield, Amelia 103. 197, 198, 203 

224) Index 

;orrales-Chirinos. Gianina 123 

;orry. Sarah 86, 1 45 

;osta. Suchana 120. 123. 198, 203 

;oulton-Thompson, Miles 123, 201 

:ovington, David 145 

;ovington, Jessica 170, 171 

;owen. Lindsey 203 

;raig. Brendan 145 

;raig. Courtney 123. 201 

:raig. Keriann 11, 90. 103 

Randall, Joseph 9, 54, 145 

Wangle, Leah 142, 145 

towford. Freddy 70. 123. 164. 165. 203 

towford. Hannah 1 23. 1 97 

;rivella. Elana8. 121, 123. 175 

;romartie. Mary 49. 90. 91. 123. 201. 220 

;ronin. Lindsay 70. 133. 201. 220 

:rosa. Jesus 88. 89. 1 23 

toss. Oliver 64, 76. 1 33 

tossland. Ronnell 145 

totsinger, Christine 156 

toz. Jorell 64. 145 

:ruz. Margarita 155, 156 

:iuz, Victoria 1 23, 1 87 

:ruz-Guzman. Irma 123 

:ruz-Guzman. Lesly 145 

Ximmins, John 44, 47. 133 

:urry, Mark 26, 103, 107 




14, 15 

abrowski, Genevieve 1 03, 110 

agata, Sonya 1 33 

ahal, Abin 145 

ahl, Alexis 1 33 

ahl. Ashley 1 23 

ale, Marsha 159, 

alton, Austin 145 

amtie. Mekdelawit 

aniel. Kedus 133 

aniell. Erin 145, 180, 181 

anik. Sarah 49, 145 

annenfelser, Hannah W 

ao. Nhat-Quang 70, 133 

avies, Kimberly 133 

avis. Lashaunta 35. 1 23. 202 

avis. Leah 70. 1 23 

avis, Tiffany 1 23 

eLa Via, Joanna 15, 58, 145 

e La Via, Oliver 1 23 

e Los Angeles, Simone 145, 153 

s Oliveira Freitas. Lorrane 53 

eRocco, Nicole 197 

3 Sisneros, Esperanza 1 56 

ean, Jennifer 13, 1 56, 1 76 

abebe, Nathan 103 

sbraine, Martin 145, 198 

[ainer, Jared 68, 86, 145 

ainer, Joshua 68, 1 33 

el Gallo, Jacob 103 

aLeon, Lorena 133, 167 

eleon, Natalie 1 33, 202 

sleon, Rolando 1 45. 1 72 

sleon, Vanessa 1 33 

slery, Blair 145. 199 

3lery, Elizabeth 15,52, 123 

slgado, Essence 145 

slgado. Vasthy 40. 41, 84 

3llAgostino. Carlos 82, 133 

slmar. Sydney 33, 103, 198, 203 

slwin, Amirah 145 

?magistris. Chad 1 55, 1 56 

snton, Meredith 54. 55, 84, 1 23 

■srieux. Michelle 62 

ssrochers. Christian 103, 176. 177 

swald, Robert 82, 1 33 

alio. Moussa 64, 1 33 

az, Jessica 1 33 
Julissa 90, 1 23 

inson, Thomas William 124, 164, 165 
lorn, Christopher 44, 46, 47, 88, 89, 1 24 
orn, Jonathan 46, 88, 89, 145, 195 
ippo, Joseph 1 33 
n, Stephanie 14, 70, 103, 
irdo, Sarah 70, 103.203 

nkins, Anthony 46 

"ikins, Julius 145 

>an. Thien-Y 1 8, 145 

)dge. Rose 48, 49, 84, 103 


Dokuzcan, Karaca 145 

Donahue, Connor 103. 105, 184. 199. 205 

Donahue. Kevin 124, 196, 197. 201 

Donnelly. Anne 124. 170, 171, 198 

Dorado, Paulo 36, 37, 1 33 

Dorset, Catherine 58, 70, 124, 197, 203 

Doucette, Chantel 103 

Doychak, Markus 1 24 

Drayton, Bobby 64, 1 33 

Drayton, Cornelius 1 33, 204 

Drumgold, Delonte 145 

Dubow, Clara 124 

Dudka, Andrew 86, 145, 179 

Duggan, Kevin 46, 145 

Dugie, Valerie 78. 124. 178 

Dumera. Kitika 58 

Dumera. Nitika 1 33 

Duran, Nayda 145 

Eakes. Samantha 133, 173 

Ebert. Paris 44, 1 33 

Ebiasah. Christopher 200 

Eccles. Mary 72. 1 24 

Eddy, Joshua 1 83 

Edgar, Benjamin 80, 133. 174 

Edgerton, Clarissa 103, 202 

Edwards, Thomas 61, 76, 77, 124 

Edwards, Timothy 76, 77, 124 

Eigler-Harding, Lukas 145 

El-Allame, Tarik 133 

Elliott, Andrew 1 33, 197,201 

Encinas-Munoz, Mayra 1 04, 202, 203 

Encubahre, Theodrose 104, 197 

Enebish, Tsolmon 133 

Engel, Eric 104, 112 

Englund, Elizabeth 66. 84, 133 

Enkhbold, Enkhorchlon 133 

Enkhee. Nominjin 145 

Enkhsaikhan, Khongoroo 124 

Ennijm, Zakaria 145 

Enright, Amanda 78, 104, 185, 197, 199. 201 

Enriquez-Zurita. Pablo 104 

Erickson, Chris 155, 185, 199 

Escobar, Brandon 197 

Escobar. Eric 145 

Escobar, Ivana 133 

Escobar, John 104 

Escobar. Magdalena 202 

Escobar-Andrade. Brandon 133, 141 

Estes, Daniel 104 

Estrada-Ruiz, Jose 1 24 

Evans, Austin 64, 76. 1 33 

Evans, Jeffrey 133, 173 

Evans, Tyler 46, 1 45 

Ewell, Una 1, 121, 124, 197 

Farber, Madeline 84, 85, 121. 124. 203 

Farias. Perla 104 

Farley. William 50. 51. 104. 188. 201 

Farrell. Alice 145 

Feeney, Ian 96. 1 24, 1 73, 203 

Felix, Chelsea 124,201 

Fendley, Zachary 1 24 

Ferguson, Susan 66, 145 

Fernandez, Erika 197, 202 

Fernandez. Rodrigo 82 

Ferrell, Jesse 49, 1 45 

Ferrufino, Adrian 1 24 

Ferrufino-Ferrufino, Gary 1 33 

Fetene, Samuel 1 33 

Fichter, Luke 80, 146 

Files, Ron 62 

Fiorini, Sara 156 

Firth, Michael 35 

Fisk, Rebecca 58, 133. 197 

Fitzmaurice, Dane 28. 1 24 

Fleming, Katherine 124 

Flores, Amarilis 104 

Flores, Brenda 1 33 

Flores, George 124 

Flores, Nory 70, 134. 167, 202 

Flores-Gonzalez. Yamil 146 

Flynn, Michael 104 

Foley-Loftin, Jeremy 1 34 

Fontaine, Allison 134, 199 

Fontaine, Thomas 146 

Ford, Cassandra 70, 1 34 

Forrester, Monty 156 

Foster, Stewart 33. 54, 55, 124, 197, 203 

Fountain, Erica 134 

Fox, Erin 8, 90, 146 

Fram, Abigail 41, 146 

Framinan, Carmen 58, 124 

Framinan, Derek 38, 104, 198 

Franchi, Annette 86, 87, 146 

Francis, Mary 104, 184, 199, 201, 205 

Freed, Nicholas 44, 68, 134 

Freeman, Hallie 146 

Freitas, Lorrane 52, 104, 201, 220 

Friedman, Hannah 146 

Friedman, Jeremy 36, 37, 134 

Friedman, Nicholas 104 

Fry, Eric 54, 88, 89. 1 34 

Fuentes, Mima 134. 200. 203 

Fuller, Charles 44. 45, 60, 61 

Funes, Julie 124 

Funes-Calderon, Tania 146 

Furlong, Marlaina 104 


Gagne, Laurie 52, 146 

Gaitan. Patricia 124 

Gall, Jacob Del 44 

Ganbaatar, Temuujin 146 

Ganous, Sean 124, 174 

Gantus, Frayne 105 

Garcia, Bob 202 

Garcia, Carina 18, 146 

Garcia, Jacqueline 105, 199, 201, 220 

Garcia, Robert 1 56 

Garcia-Falcon, Ricardo 146 

Garcia-Medina, Gustavo 82, 134 

Garcia-Zurita, July 105 

Gared, Biniam 64, 146 

Gared, Kaleb34, 35, 134 

Gautam. Saurab 1 34, 200 

Gebru, Dawit 134. 198 

Gebru, Hilewna 105 

Ghanmi, Issam 82 

Ghebrekrstos, Betieal 146 

Ghidey, Lula 105,202 

Ghidey, Tomas 86, 134 

Ghimire, Mukesh 134 

Ghimire, Roshan 134 

Gibbs, Dylan 1 34 

Gibson. Roderic 64, 146 

Gillus. Warren 22, 23 

Gilson, Louisa 27. 58, 124, 203 

Giorgianni. Alexander 146 

Giorgianni, Annalise 124 

Giron-Lima, Rosario 1 05 

Gniewek, Edmond 1 05. 113 

Gobena Mikael. Ras46, 146 

Gogo, Kristie 27, 78, 120, 124, 197 

Goler, Aaron 146, 175. 199 

Gomez, Jorge 107 

Gomez. Matthew 12, 13, 46, 88, 89, 146 

Gomez, Terry 30. 121 

Gomez. Tony 46, 1 46 

Gomez-Pedraza, Jorge 68, 69, 1 05 

Gongadze, David 124 

Gonzales, Britta 72, 73, 134, 202 

Gonzales-Najera, Christopher 82 

Gonzalez, Brando 134 

Gonzalez, Christopher 83 

Gonzalez-Flores, Jasmin 146 

Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Joel 88, 89, 134 

Gonzalez-Najera, Christopher 1 24 

Gonzalez-Trejo, Humberto 124 

Goodahl, Alexander 124 

Goodman, Andrew 44, 92, 1 05 

Gordon, Robin 1 5, 49, 66, 86, 1 46 

Gorsky, Adrianna 49, 70, 86, 146 

Gorsky, Laura 70, 71, 96, 97. 105. 196. 197, 


Gorte, Tessa 86. 146 

Gottfried. Megan 30, 49, 90, 134 

Govea, Edgar 134 

Grack, Tessa Van 70 

Graham, Rebecca 134 

Granados, William 146 

Grand-Pierre. Andrew 124. 195. 198 

Grant, Kimsue 74, 75, 1 05 

Gray, Ross 44 

Green, Adam 96, 97, 105, 108, 203 

Green, Olivia 56, 57. 146 

Greenawald, Rose 105 

Griffin, Jennifer 156 

Grijalva, Jose 146 

Gritsinin, Gleb 40. 1 34, 200 

Gropasi, Romina 105 

Grove, Doug 50, 51, 76, 77, 168, 169 

Guarety-Huayhua, Brandon 146 

Guenther, Daniel 44, 45, 134, 162 

Guerra, Sean 134 

Guerrero, George 54, 82, 121, 124 

Guerrero, Marilyn 70, 105, 110 

Guevara, Douglas 146 

Guevara, Erika 106 

Guevara, Rubi 1 24, 1 80 

Guevara-Campos, Jonathan 146 

Gupta, Diksha 146 

Gumey, Katri 22, 54, 1 34, 1 73 

Gursky, Emily 15,42, 49, 146 

Gustafson, Gray 124, 164 

Gutierrez, Brian 106 

Guzman, Jesse 1 34 

Guzman, Joshua 124 

Guzman, Marcial 134 

Guzman-Nemtala, Linda 134 

Guzman-Nemtala, Sergio 134 

Guzman-Villarroel, Roberto 146 


Habtemariam, Danait 124 

Hadzibegovic, Hana 52, 130, 134 

Haile, Fanuel 106, 108.202 

Hailu, Solomon 134. 197 

Halliwell, David 134. 165 

Hallowell. Nicholas 134 

Halverson, Anna 52. 53, 70. 1 34 

Hamilton, Ariel 6, 7. 48, 106, 195 

Hamilton, Mary 52, 134, 199 

Hammond, Kenneth 31, 134 

Hancock, Mariah 13, 134 

Hansen, Andrew 50, 51, 124 

Harding, Ryan 37. 101. 106 

Haronni, Abir 146 

Haronni, Chaimae 58, 59, 134, 197 

Harrick, Sarah 201 

Harris, Charity 134 

Harris. Turner 146, 200 

Harrison. Emily 14, 146 

Harshbarger, Alys 146 

Hartz, Evelyn 62, 96, 120, 124, 196, 203 

Hathotuwa, Peter 96, 97 

Hathotuwa, Rukshan 134 

Hay, Madeline 6, 58, 59, 146 

Hazel, Peter 146. 198 

Hazel, Steven 54, 55, 1 25 

Healey, Matthew 64, 1 46 

Healy, Erin 185, 199 

Heend, Rachel 14, 48, 90, 106, 175, 203 

Heining, Rhyler 42, 44, 68. 69, 1 35 

Heinzman, Andrew 146 

Helgerson, Martha 155 

Helmick, Christina 106, 201 

Helmy, Ahmad 106, 111, 170, 171, 197, 201 

Helmy, Shahenda 40, 41, 135, 170, 171, 175. 


Hemingway, David 70, 1 06 

Hemstreet. Robert 44, 45. 82, 106, 203 

Hemstreet, Spencer 44, 130, 135, 165 

Heng, John 135 

Henry, Jayla 135 

Herbas-Lozano, Yasmani 147 

Herbas-Lozano, Yovany 1 25 

Herlehy, Christopher 130 

Hernandez, Noe 147 

Hernandez-Betancourt, Orlando 12, 13 

Herndon, Jasmine 54, 55, 147 

Herrera, Armando 46, 147 

Herrera, Levi 46, 88, 89, 147 

Hiler, Thalia 135 

Hilla, Charles 54, 96, 135, 203 

Hines, Lisa 106, 197 

Hines. Matthew 70, 147, 162, 163, 199 

Hines, Tania 135 

Hinkson, Jordan 147 

Hirsch, Matthew 147, 153 

Hoagland, Flenner29, 106 

Index [225 

Hoagland, Lillian 135 

Hoffman. Kyle 17. 125 

Hoffman. Sean 121, 125 

Hogan. Brianna 62, 63. 147 

Hogan, Gregory 44, 1 25 

Hogan. Jessica 106. 184. 199, 201 

Holland, Zachary 88. 89. 147 

Holmes. Chynna 1 47 

Holsten. Laura 147 

Holsfen. Nafhaniel 135 

Hooker. Rachel 147 

Hooker, Richard 106 

Home. Keisha 135 

Home. Khalia6, 7. 107 

Horsley. William 45 

Horton. Wesley 33. 125. 189. 196. 201 

Huaman, Brian 125. 197. 198 

Hudd. Brooke 58. 70. 71. 96, 125 

Hughes, Nathan 147 

Hummell. Brandon 125 

Hummell, Lauren 147. 153 

Hunter. Zachery 21, 64, 147 

Huque, Nahidul 1 35, 200 

Hurdle, Whitney 78. 107. 195. 201. 220. 221 

Hussain, Arman 147 

Hussain, Bilal 125. 195 

Hussain, Maryam 107 

Huston, Jacob 121, 125 

Huston. Olivia 4. 48. 107. 192 

Hutton, Kara 1 25 

Huynh, An 147 

Huynh. Hong-An 1 25 

Huynh. Julia 125 

Huynh. Kathy 125. 191, 196. 197 

lllanes-Miranda, Manfred 147 

Ingram. Antoine 64, 1 35 

Ingram, Charle 66 

Iqbal, Mudasar46, 147 

Irick, Kate 36, 37, 101. 107. 184, 198, 199, 

201, 203 

Irick, Nan 156 

Irizarry, Karina 84, 1 35 

Islam, Mukti 107 

Jabbara, Mohamed64, 65, 135 

Jacks, Gregory 23, 54, 135 

Jackson. Donte 1 56 

Jackson. Janese62, 63. 125, 197 

Jackson, Kylah 80, 1 35 

Jacobs, Brian 107 

Jaeger, Joseph 1 25 

Jaffer, Nevin21, 157 

Jaffres, Francois 46, 147 

Jahncke, Brigitte 52, 53, 135, 201, 220 

Jahncke, Caroline 107, 203 

Jaimes, Brian 135 

Jaldin, Scarlet 135, 192 

Jaldin-Andia, Braian 147 

Jaldin-Andia, Jose 1 35 

Jamelske, Paul 157 

James, Mariah 52 

Janetos, Peter 15, 80. 135 

Janson, Emily 147, 175 

Javzmaa, Nomuun 135 

Jayed, Summoya 147 

Jenkins, Sophie 58. 70. 125, 197 

Jenkins, Timothy 64, 68, 69, 147 

Jewell, Shawn 1 25 

Jhoti, Halima 135 

Jian, Zixun 147 

Jimenez, Carla 125 

Jimenez-Alvarez, Paula 86, 1 47 

Johengen. Rosanne 157 

Johnson, Keith 44, 107 

Johnson, Mark 103, 107, 198, 203 

Johnson, Paul 135 

Jones, Alexandra 96, 97, 125, 201, 203 

Jones, Biru 26, 46, 64, 147 

Jones, Brittany 18, 147 

Jones, Rebecca 38, 52, 53, 1 35 

Juarez-Cabrera, Maria 135 

Judy, Ephraim 125, 201 


Kabthiymer, Robel 125 

Kahan, Adam 97, 107 

Kane, Laura 90. 1 25 

Kansiz. AH 14. 15 

Kansiz. Esma30. 107 

Karaky, Danielle 157 

Karpinski, Andrew 64, 135 

Katz, Joshua 34, 82, 1 35 

Kaur, Amandeep 17, 107 

Kayes, Sara 4, 48, 96, 107, 203 

Keating, Paula 157 

Kebebew, Abel 86, 125 

Kebede, Beylul 147, 193, 200 

Kebede. Dinar 1 47 

Kelleher, Nicholas 26, 107, 197 

Kelley, James 88, 108 

Kelley. Patrick 1 25 

Kellogg, Tyler 108 

Kelly, Angela 62, 1 57 

Kelogg, Tyler 44 

Kern, Kristi 7. 66, 135, 141 

Kemp, Madeline 108 

Kennedy, Angelica 125 

Kennedy, Elijah 70, 147 

Khaadan, Myagmarsuren 69, 147 

Khan, Jhanzeb 125 

Kidane, Rutha 135, 141, 197 

Kiendl. Sophie 21, 27, 90, 125, 196, 197 

Kik, Kent 44, 1 25 

Killalea, Brendan 46, 147 

Kim, Chinny 125 

Kiviat, Brendan 147 

Klein. Keith 157. 159 

Klingelhofer, Benjamin 19, 64, 147, 153 

Klingelhofer. Peter 26, 108, 197, 203 

Klontz, McKenna 26, 103, 108, 175, 200, 203, 


Knight. Abigail 135. 199.200 

Knox, Peter 38. 125. 176, 177, 193. 197. 202 

Knox, Xavier 135 

Kodama, Hayate 135, 179 

Kopenhaver, Alexander 9. 54, 142. 147. 201 

Krauth. Philip 157 

Kresh, Nathaniel 121, 125. 170, 171 

Kroger, Megan 28, 58, 59, 135, 141 

Kruger, Jordan 49, 70, 90, 142, 147 

Lacey, Patrick 93, 125 

Laconte, Matt 70 

Lai. Siyun 196. 197 

Lakrouchni, Hind 58, 147 

Lane, Madison 125 

Lang, David 125 

Lang, Julie 49, 147 

Langley, Jessica 49, 1 35 

Lara, Nataly 135 

Laredo. Stephen 15, 50, 135 

Larrea, Douglas 1 25 

Larrieu, Monica 1 57. 202 

Larsen, Erica 90, 1 57 

Laswick, Elena 1 25 

Lauffer, Susan 157 

Laurie, Gordon 157, 159, 189. 198 

Lawley, Dionte 157. 200 

Lawson, Katie 157 

Lay, Connor 147 

Lazo, Daniel 147 

Lazo, Karen 148 

Le, Tina 148,202 

Leahy, Cecily 54, 125, 178, 179 

Leblanc, Lucas 70, 135, 197 

Lee, Garrett 1 48 

Lee, Han 1 35 

Leeds, Tyler 74, 108, 115, 185, 199, 203, 205 

Lefande. Mary 1 86, 202 

Legrand, Rahkia 148 

Leguia-Aroni, Sindy 202, 203 

Leinbach, Andrew 203 

Leiter, Robin 52, 148 

Lemek, Gregory 148 

Lemmer, Nicola 135 

Lendenmann, Karl 44, 45, 74, 76, 1 25 

Lent, Christopher 64, 86, 148 

Leon, Jeffrey 1 35 

Lesueur, Daniel 125, 195 

Levin, Jacob 106 

Lewis, Richard 44, 47, 1 36 

U, Jessica 125. 197, 201, 220, 221 

Ligaba, Rediet 58, 148, 202 

Lihach. Leora 148 

Lim, Christopher 148 

Lindeman, Alexander 136. 199 

Lindeman, Suzanna 86. 148 

Linden, Louis 136 

Little. Caitlin 28. 29. 108. 117 

Littler, Elise 70. 108 

Liu. Sean 148 

Livezey. Morgan 49. 66. 67. 90. 148. 201, 220 

Liyanage, Madhavi 136 

Liyanage, Udari 136, 163 

Lizama, Victoria M 165 

Loayza-Vela, Grover 86 

Lockridge. Pam 157 

Logan, Danielle 142, 148 

Lopez, Karen 148 

Lopez-Ibarra, Jose 126 

Lopez-Ibarra, Juan 136. 203 

Lopez-Melean, Roberto 108, 180, 202 

Lounberg, Edward 136 

Loustaunau, Manon 148 

Love, Fenimore 108, 184, 199, 205 

Love, Sabrina 108, 113 

Lozano-Avila, Jose 1 26 

Lozano-Avila, Luis 148 

Lugo, David 148 

Luna, Raul 108, 197 

Lundgren, Vivian 108 

Luoma-Overstreet, Jillian 52, 148 

Luoma-Overstreet, Reuben 54, 74, 75, 1 26, 


Lynch, Aidan 136 


MacDonald. Amanda 108, 1 13, 201, 220, 


Mackenzie, Michael 76, 108. 175 

Mackey-Kramer. Brenda 12. 13, 72, 80. 126 

Macnamara, Caitlin 94. 164. 165 

Macnamara, Shane 148 

Magana. Enrique 109 

Maggio. Amanda 48. 90. 91. 126. 201. 220 

Magner, Sean 148 

Mahgoub. Lana 126. 196, 197 

Mahmood. Usman 126 

Mahmoud, Ahmed 136 

Mahmoud, Amani 101. 109 

Majano-Benitez, Tania 148 

Mallek, Ghizlaine6, 7, 26. 109 

Malley. Luke 27, 54, 109. 201 

Malone. Francis 148. 195 

Malone, James 126, 173 

Mamani, Humberto 148 

Mamani-Baldelomar, Humberto 148 

Mamun, Abdullah 126, 197 

Mandel, Jordan 54, 136 

Mann, Macon 12, 13, 148, 153, 195 

Mannix, Christopher 136 

Manon, Loustaunau 54 

Manuel, Veronica 96, 1 26. 1 98 

Manzano, Angela 136 

Mariaca, Gustavo 86, 87, 136 

Marks, Imani 94. 95. 126. 197 

Marquez-Torrico, Gabriel 148 

Marshall, Jasmin 126, 201, 220 

Marshall, William 136 

Marsigit, Hardino 136 

Martinez. Natalie 136. 202 

Martinez-Alvarado, Oswaldo 148 

Martinez-Medina. Jose - 148 

Mashid, Belial 109. 195 

Mathae. Emily 33, 70, 148, 200. 203 

Matos, Cynthia 157 

Matos, Zhane41.52. 148 

Matyas. Suzanne 6. 7. 48, 90, 106, 109, 198. 


Mazzucchelli, Ariana 14, 49, 95, 148 

McBee, Myeisha 72. 73, 126 

McCartin, Sandra 7, 49, 66, 90. 136. 194 

McClellan. Pam 159 

McCoart, Dawn 1 57, 1 59 

McCowin, Sayo64, 148 

McCreary, Kenneth 157 

McCue, Jennifer 62, 1 26 

McDaniel, Andrew 44, 109, 175 

McElderry, John 136, 175 

McElfish, Joanna 29. 1 26 

McElfish. Rebecca 126 

McElheney. Kassidy 80, 148 

McGann, Bradford 54. 126. 163, 172 

McGarity, Andrew 13. 109 

McGillen. Christian 76. 126 

McGrail. Brian 54 

McKenna. Katherine 36. 1 36, 1 74 

McKenzie, Christopher 1 36 

McKenzie, Mallory 148, 198 

McKenzie, Micheal 175 

McKenzie, Steven 109, 195 

McLennan. Andrew 1 10 

McLennan, Ian 37, 44 

McLeod. Anthony 10 

McNabola. Jason 109, 198 

McNabola, Lisa 49, 90, 91. 136. 194. 197. 

201. 220 

McNairy-Dixon. Dominique 90, 126, 202 

McNeil, Jewel 148 

McQuinn, John 17, 109. 198, 199 

Mehari, Amine 126 

Mehari, Lula 52, 193, 200 

Mejia. Carmen 157 

Mejia, Jonathan 148 

Melgar-Portillo, Jose 148 

Melgar-Portillo, Maria 148 

Mendoza, Cecilia 136 

Menezes, Robert 109 

Mengesha, Cheru 88, 89. 136 

Mengesha Gelila 126. 197 

Menjivar, David 126 

Menoche, Kaitlynn 90. 136. 175, 203 

Meraz. Maria 136 

Mercado. Robert 44. 1 36 

Merida. Jessica 148. 200 

Merino. Jennifer 109. 202 

Merlos. Benjamin 136 

Merrill. Robert 51. 126, 203 

Michael, Nahom 34, 35, 136, 167 

Michalak, Aaron 15, 23. 70. 71. 136 

Miguel, Steve San 99 

Mihalik. Allison 58. 78. 136 

Mihalik. Olivia 48, 109, 110 

Miller, Eleanor 126. 176 

Miller. Ryan 22. 23, 157 

Mills, Eleanor 84, 85, 126, 196, 197 

Mills, Raleigh 66, 86, 87, 148 

Minaie, Sahand 109, 114 

Minovi, Darya 126, 178 

Minovi, Shiva 8, 148 

Miotke, Thomas 126, 203 

Miranda, Kevin 136 

Mitchell, Frederick 88, 89, 136. 198 

Mitchell, Lamont 157 

Mitchell. Warren 70. 1 10. 198 

Mitu, Marzan 149 

Mizell, Heather 157 

Moir. Adam 44. 1 57 

Moir. Claire 157 

Monfort. Claire 94. 95, 110. 196. 197. 201 

Monroe. D'Andre 149 

Monroe. Ta'sean 1 10 

Monroe. Tiphaine40. 126. 199, 202 

Montana, Lauren 66. 149, 202 

Montano. Fernando 149. 200 

Montano-Vargas. Nataly 149 

Montecinos. Arnold 1 26 

Montecinos, Cristian 102 

Monterroso-De Leon, Francis 1 26 

Montes, Linda 110, 200,202 

Moore, Shonta 1 57 

Mora, Melina58, 149 

Morales, Juan 149 

Morales-Gonzales, Kevin 149 

Moran, Casey 14 

Moran. Stephen 149 

Moreno, Andrea 110 

Moreno, Yefri 1 10 

Morgan. James 76. 126 

Morris, Aris49, 90. 136 

Mosle. Soufan82. 83. 136 

Moscoso. Douglas 136. 149 

Mott. Cullen 26. 96. 110,201 

Mulatu. Bereket 149 

226) Index 

Mulrow. Daniel 149. 201 
Mumec. Eric 136 
Munoz-Valencia. Romel 136 
Murray. Anne 48. 86, 126. 196. 197. 201. 202, 

Murray. Patricia 48. 84, 126 
Mushikiwabo. Aurore 136 
-. John 136, 198, 201 



Kelecha 110 
Nagurka, Jarroa 46, 64, 88, 89. 149 
Nalker, Emily 126, 197 
Marayanan, Ravi 1 10 
Narvaez, Davia 149 
Narvaez-Berrios, Jose 1 36 
Maseer, Farhan 149 
Navarro-Ochoa, Josselin 149 
Nedd. Jabari Daniel 9 
Needles, Erick 44 
\leel, Sara 96. 136 
Negash, Selam 149, 202 
Negasi, Elaine 149 
vJelson. Brenna 48. 94. 95. 1 26 
kelson. Christopher 1 36, 1 64. 1 65 
kelson. Kylie 49 
kelson. Michaela 137. 199 
tesbift. Elania 149 
Newman. Matthew 64. 96. 97. 1 26 
tewsome. Christian 44, 1 1 
tewsome, Jonathan 1 26 
\lewton, Lassallete 52, 1 49 
tewton. Trevor 130, 137 
vlguessan, Christine 137, 202 
Igu/en, Lan-Anh 137, 175, 203 
<lguyen, My-Anh 54, 95, 137, 172, 197. 203 
Jguyen. Quy 126 
Jicholas, Nicole 149 
Jichols. Petra 149 
Jickens. Troy 149 
Jicolas, Nicole 86, 87 
jiedenfuhr, Aariana 84, 110 
logales-Pimient, Jhon 110, 202 
tolan, Emily 7, 90, 120, 126. 197 
tolasco. Alfredo 1 26 
lOfia-Aroni. Abigail 1 26. 203 

3n, Erin 70, 149 
lorfis, Matthew 46. 80, 157 
lorth, Phillip 61. 126 
lorton, Jeana 157 
losair. Waseem 1 27. 202 
Isanzimana, Mireille 1 27 
lyamsaikhan. Ariunsaikhan 149 


rConnor. Caitlin 52. 149 
I'Connor, Mary 66. 90. 149 
I'Conor, Devin 96, 97. 121. 127 
VDoherty, Clare 70, 90. 110. 203 
ifriel. Alaia 62, 127 
''Grady. Caitlin 149 
'hara, Ian 137 
''malley, Zac 1 1 
'bando. John 149 
'choa. Rene 18, 137 
■choa-Barajas. Alan 149 

; Lopez. Sara 137. 202. 203 
hman, John 88. 89, 127 
• Haley 70 
Crystal 22, 157 
ndo, Jose 1 00 
rdonez-Guinea, Rony 149 
rnelas-Ornelas, Juan 1 49 
rtega. Karla 202. 203 
,erra, Yassir 1 49 
rtiz-Moya. Yanina 110. 202. 203 

Erika 149 
sorio, Jason 127 
stegum. Kaitlyn 127, 195, 197, 199 

iji 149 
uahi, Faiza Ait 202 

j. Yafelmane 163. 202. 203 
./a. Smail46, 47, 149 
Jkhouya, Soukayna 1 27, 1 97 
/ando, Charles 1 37 

Pachacopa-Fernandez, Paola 1 27, 202 

Palmer, David 70, 80. 149 

Palmer, Mark 44, 46, 1 37 

Palomino, Juan 195, 197 

Palomino, Manuel 68, 137 

Palomo-Munoz, Victor 88, 89, 149 

Pant, Binita 1 37, 202 

Paras, Tayaba 1 1 1 

Paredes-Vargas, Carla 40, 111, 202 

Park, Reilly 203 

Park, Riley 111, 186,202 

Parker, Holly 20, 1 37 

Parker, Megan 111, 200, 201, 202 

Pasquaretle, Jay 1 1 1 

Passaglia, Samuel 137, 197 

Pastre, Alec 60, 61. 127, 204 

Pastre, John 19,34,64, 137 

Patecell, Joshua 44, 1 37 

Patton, Marc 54, 1 1 1 

Patulski, Joshua 44, 46 

Patwary, Sabrina 137, 197 

Paudyal, Niti 52, 149 

Pavon-Lazo, Yanesi 149 

Pearson-Beck, Matthew 80. 137. 198 

Pedroza-Cruz. Isauro 1 1 1 

Peel. Timothy 36, 1 37. 1 82. 1 83 

Peele, Jerome 23. 64 

Peeples, Regis 75 

Pena, Selina 78, 1 1 1 

Penaranda, Nicolas 70. Ill 

Peneva. Teodora 137, 141, 179 

Peralta, Maricela 127 

Peralta, Sandra 137, 162, 202, 203 

Perdomo-Lemus, Reina 149 

Perez, Claudia 1 1 1 

Perez, Randall 149 

Perez, Ricardo 137 

Perrow, Andrew 1 37 

Perry, Kathryn 1 37 

Peters, David 157 

Peters, Thomas 109, 111, 1 75 

Phang, Christina 42, 78, 79, 127, 201 

Phene, Sonia 137, 165, 197, 201, 203 

Phillips, Henry 54, 55, 120. 127. 168. 197 

Phillips, Jesse 82, 83, 1 1 1 

Phoyen, Natchaya 1 1 1 

Picavia. Branko 83. 1 50 

Picavia, Bronco 82 

Pilchen, Aliya 48, 1 1 1, 1 15. 175. 201 

Pilchen, Noah 1 50 

Pill, Alexandra 109, 111 

Pilot, Ethan 150, 197 

Pilson, Eric 157 

Pineda, Karla 112 

Pinney, Brian 46, 1 57 

Pion, Heather 1 50 

Pitcher, Barbara 1 50 

Plotkin, Ann 11, 137 

Pollard, Justin 1 50 

Ponce, Hector 137 

Ponds, Elena 94 

Ponds, Katherine80. 137 

Portillo, Jhoxelin 150 

Portillo-Ortez, Milton 82, 112, 200 

Portis, Marc 127, 183. 199 

Portugal-Sanchez. Genesis 137. 202 

Poudel, Suwarna 150 

Powell. Edward 150 

Powell. Roy 60, 61. 127, 195 

Pozo, Jhonathan 86 

Prange, Nathan 70, 137 

Pratt, Rebecca 112, 171. 201, 203 

Prentice, Grace 137, 164, 172 

Price, Georgia 1 50 

Pricone. Catherine 49, 86, 1 37 

Probasco, Dana 95. 127, 168, 197 


Quach, Alexander 150 
Quinde, Christian 112, 203 
Quintero, Fernando 46, 150 

Rabatsky, Kathryn 7, 70, 71, 86. 127, 196 

Rabe, Zachary 127, 176 

Rada, Joaquin 76, 127 

Rafael-Maldonado, Deyneca 150 

Rafael-Maldonado, Dinelcy 202 

Rafailan, Maria 137, 197,202 

Rafky, David 46, 150 

Rahman, Arifur 40, 46. 150 

Ramey. Molly 1 7, 84, 137, 197 

Ramirez, Byron 150 

Ramirez, Diana 137 

Ramirez, Jeanine 1 50 

Ramirez, Yesenia 137 

Ramirez-Carrasco, Kevin 137 

Ramirez-Jaramillo, Ismael 150 

Ramos, Ulices 150 

Ramos-Palma. Lizzie 72, 127, 203 

Randle, Meredith 49, 66, 90. 150 

Rawoot, Aasim 96. 127. 179. 203 

Readdy. Sean 121. 127 

Reavis, Spencer 137 

Reed. Anne 1 54 

Reese. Sarah 157, 201, 220 

Rehman, Atiya 137 

Relph, Sabrina 20, 137, 197 

Rendak, Polina 70, 137 

Rennie, Cassanara 150 

Revere, Ronald 157 

Revollo, Nataly 112, 202 

Reyes, Ericka 127. 203 

Reyes. Jesly 1 37 

Reyes, Juan 138 

Reyes, Nathalie 1 27 

Reyes, Rosa 1 59 

Reyes-Catalan, Renee Andrea 1 50 

Reza, Khaled26, 150 

Reznicek, Sandra 155, 157 

Rich, Rachael62, 63, 138 

Richter, Diane 157 

Ricker, Jordan 55, 150 

Ricks, Keith 65, 82. 138 

Ricks. Shikea 86. 1 27 

Riddick. Jayney 58, 59, 1 27 

Riddle. Sierra 18, 19, 58. 127. 202 

Riemer, Troy 27. 112 

Riley, Courtney 66, 138, 172 

Riley, Katharine 138 

Rincon, Michael 1 12 

Rios, Brumel 150 

Rios, Juan 1 50 

Rippy, Brooke 66, 78, 79, 150, 193 

Rippy, Megan 34. 35, 138, 193, 200 

Ritter, Brendan 1 38, 1 97 

Rivas, Karla 1 38. 202 

Rivera, Alanna 32, 33, 98, 1 12, 170, 171 

Rivera. Betty 203 

Rivera. Paolo 150 

Rizq. Mehdi 1 27 

Roberts. Stephen 150. 181 

Roberts-Torres, Jesmine 1 50, 1 90 

Robertson, Gregg 1 7, 1 55, 1 57 

Robinson. Alex 157 

Robles, Ana 150 

Robles, Pedro 127 

Roca, Catherine 138 

Rockwood. Joel 1 57, 1 59 

Roddy, David 1 27 

Rodgers, Claire 8 

Rodriguez, Christian 138 

Rodriguez, Victor 1 27 

Rodriguez-Barbaran. Jose 41 

Rodriguez-Cossio, Antonella 70. 1 38. 202. 


Rogers. Chris 154 

Rogers, Claire 150, 172 

Rogers-Benchoam, lara 8, 150, 201 

Rojas, Alina 202 

Rojas, Bernol 127, 181 

Rojas, Julio 166, 167 

Rojas, Karina 150, 200 

Rojas-Telleria, Julio 112 

Rojas-Terceros, Alina 1 38, 1 87 

Romero, Gloria 102, 112 

Romero, Karla 1 50 

Rondon, Irene 203 

Rondon, Rebecca 38, 39, 112 

Roney, Tameka 56, 57, 112 

Root, Nathaniel 15,54, 127 

Rosales, Leslie 1 50, 202 

Ruane, Julia 32, 33, 112, 184, 201, 203 

Rubalcava, Camelia 49, 127. 203 

Rubianes. Sindy 112 

Rudolph, Ivana 38, 39 

Ruiz, Cesar 127 

Rumpf, Christine 138 

Sachs, Samantha 58, 59, 72, 73, 1 38 

Salad, Andrea 1 27, 1 74 

Salazar, Jason 112, 200 

Salazar, Sally 11,62, 113,202 

Salguero, Alexander 82, 1 38 

Salguero, Rigoberto 150 

Salmeron, Eric 1 13 

Salvatierra-Lopez, Nelson 150 

Samountry, Vichit 1 38 

Sampson, Darryl 150 

San Miguel, Steve 55, 1 27 

Sanchez, Davison 166, 167 

Sanchez, Mary 138, 201, 220, 221 

Sanchez, Pamela 157 

Sandek, Morgan 1 75 

Sanders, Brandon 200 

Sandifer, Collin 1 1 3 

Sandoval, Jacqueline 127 

Sands, Miriam Raquel 127 

Sands, Raquel 201, 221 

Sangl, Olga 150 

Sanjakdar, Faris 15, 138. 203 

Sanjakdar, Hagar 150 

Santa Ana, Rainier 138 

Santamaria, Elvia 202 

Santos, Blanca 1 38, 202 

Santos, Mark Delos 1 95 

Santos-Molina, Roger 1 27 

Sanwar, Samira 1 50 

Sarik, Seddhamanik 44, 68, 121. 127 

Sarik, Seddhamanika 151 

Sauter. Catherine 1 57 

Schmidt. Eric 86. 151. 163 

Schneider. Lydia 8, 52, 151. 153 

Schnepp, Gloria 62 

Scholl, Ethan 113, 175 

Scholl, Kinsey 151, 153 

Schoomaker. Heidi 113. 197, 201. 203 

Schoomaker. Kayla 70. 95, 151 

Schroeder. Gretchen 54, 66. 90, 91, 138, 

175, 197, 203 

Schwartz, Benjamin 61, 127 

Schwartz, Genna 20, 21, 113, 175, 199 

Schwartz. Rachel 62. 128. 201 

Scott, Morgen 151, 199 

Seals, Gregory 88, 89, 138 

Seamens. Collin 128 

Sebhat, Aida 1 38 

Seipp. Christopher 6. 138 

Seipp, Jeremy 6. 76. 1 28 

Seklecki, Emily 52. 53. 1 13. 201. 203, 220 

Seklecki, Evan 21, 88. 89 

Semeaneh. Amanuel 151 

Semprebon. Julian 138 

Sendek. Morgan 128. 170 

Sendek. Tizazu 151 

Sens. Emilia 84. 138. 203 

Serene, Justin 44, 68. 69. 1 13. 1 14 

Serene, Nicholas 46, 151 

Serrano, Jovanna 1 28 

Severin, Theresa 1 75 

Severs, Amy 49, 90, 1 38 

Seyoum, Sezana 1 38 

Shagam. Naomi 24, 84, 85, 113 

Shagam, Nathan 54, 82. 83, 1 28 

Shah, Parita8, 9, 86, 138, 141. 197 

Shahid, Maheen 151, 153 

Shahid. Waleed 1 13. 1 15, 184, 197, 203 

Shapiro, Joshua 44, 45 

Shapiro, Kristin 157 

Sharma, Simonia 151 

Sharp, Conor 44, 68, 69, 113, 175, 210 

Sheahan, John 54, 82, 1 28 

Shearin, Natalie 151 

Shebi, Elfaz 1 28 

Shewak, Courtney 80 

Shiekhy. Jahan 128, 198, 203 

Shirron, James 35, 76, 128 



Siddle. Margaret 24, 138. 165 

Siev, Pamela 1 28 

Sikhammountry, Amy 1 51 

Siles. Jhasmira 1 38 

Sites. Jhery 82. 113 

Silverman. Lina 1 28. 1 96, 1 97 

Singh, Anand 101. 113 

Singh, Harmandeep 151 

Singh, Prashant 1 1 3 

Sinkavitch, Jasmine 31. 113 

Sklar, Stella 138. 170, 171 

Small. Omar 151 

Smith. Charles 46, 151 

Smith, Erin 70 

Smith. Kaycee 52. 53, 1 14 

Smith. Stephanie 15. 128. 197 

Smith, Ulysses 44, 68 

Smout, Jacob 70. 114 

Smyth. Michelle 11. 80. 81. 138 

Snow. Justin 81 

Soiles. Eileen 1 38 

Solak. Zeynep 56. 57. 121, 128 

Solano, Genesis 151 

Solomon, Henok 151 

Somers, Eliot 151 

Somerville, Jocelyn 151 

Sonntag. Audrey 54, 128, 172 

Sorto, Cristian 1 51 

Sorto-Sanchez, Betis54, 100, 114, 202 

Southern, Jaime 1 28 

Spencer, George 151 

Springston, Dakota 114, 1 97 

Spruth. Nora 203 

Srisuwan, Michael 114. 173, 188, 189. 201 

Srivastava, Isha 8, 9, 138, 141, 201 

St. Pierre. Katie 1 57, 1 74 

Stefan, Kwabena 30, 114 

Stehm, William 70, 114 

Steigler, Wyeth 128 

Stempniewicz, Casimira 151 

Stephanson. Christopher 151, 172 

Stephanson, Craig 50, 51, 114 

Stephens, Christopher 54, 93. 128. 182. 183 

Stephens, Sarah 151 

Stevens. Kurt 138 

Stewart, Lucas 138 

Stewart, Miguel 1 28 

Stewart, Shaun 151 

Stocks, Dominique 58, 151 

Stokes, Veronica 59, 138, 202 

Stoll, Deborah 1 58 

Stone, Travis 128 

Stovall, Damien 39 

Streeter. Harrison 138, 197 

Strokes, Veronica 58 

Stromme, Erik 1 38 

Suarez-Fuentes, Kenuel 15, 114. 175 

Sulser. Brian 1 38 

Summers. Robert 37. 198 

Suxo. Dayshva 109, 114. 193. 202 

Swallow. Louis 114, 197,201 

Swan, Ryan 70, 138 

Sweeney, Emma 151 

Syed, Waseef 46, 151 

Sykhammountry, Mark 44, 1 28 


Tesfaldet. Michael 1 39 

Thacker. Robin 1 28 

Thai. Cindy 151 

Thai, Patrick 128 

Thomas. Hannah 1 14. 201 

Thomas. Hugh 30. 114 

Thomas. JoAnn 1 58. 200 

Thomas, Latreshia 1 1 5, 1 97, 202 

Thomas, Peter 96, 1 39 

Thomas, Sylvie 1 1 5 

Thompson, Trevor 38. 39. 151. 186 

Thompson, Victoria 14, 139 

Thornhill. Kyle 202 

Thornton. Adriana 151 

Thorp. Emma 5. 128. 201. 202. 203 

Tichenor. Sean 10. 11, 115 

Tichenor, Sydney 1 28 

Tigner, Kelsey 139 

Tillery, Janae 151 

Tinter, Imani 40, 151, 186, 187, 202 

Titus, Emily 151 

Togan, Jessie 139 

Tomb. Mary 158 

Tomich, Bridget 1 58 

Tonnguyen, Phuongthu 128. 195 

Torres, Alexander 11, 115 

Torres. Maria 115 

Torres-Franco. Luis 86. 87, 1 39 

Torres-Hernandez, Juan 151 

Torres-Moreira, Genesis 1 28 

Torres- Velazquez, Edgardo 1 28 

Torrez, Jorge 1 52 

Torrico, Kevin 139 

Torrico-Lopez, Erick 202, 203 

Tortola, Sergio 139 

Tran, Hiep 139 

Tran, Tran 199 

Traverso, Sjocelin 1 52 

Treweek. Gavin 6, 7, 50. 60. 61. 106, 115 

Treweek, Lindsey 62, 84, 85, 109, 139, 197 

Trofimenko, Oksana 19, 115, 188, 201 

Trofimova, Victoria 96, 97. 128. 196. 197 

Troiano, Lelia 54, 1 52 

Trombly. Andrew 70. 71, 115. 182. 183. 198 

Truesdale, Hadiya 139 

Truesdale. Jason 128, 198 

Truong, Katherine 128. 174. 195 

Tsige. Kibret 139 

Tsogoo, Zolboo 39. 115 

Tsogoo, Zoljargal 1 28 

Tu, Cuong 152 

Tumurbaatar. Bilguunzaya 20. 139 

Tunks, Valerie 158 

Turay, Kadijatu 128 

Turko, Enisa 84. 1 39 

Turner, Arley 54, 1 15, 189, 201, 202, 203 

Turner, Courtney 168, 169 

Turner, Trevor 44. 45. 47, 1 39 

Tyson, Emily 184, 199, 201, 202 

Talbot, Colette 151 

Talmadge, Dianthony 6, 96, 1 39 

Tapulgo, James-Thel 151 

Tapulgo, Jethro 1 28, 200 

Tarlton, Jessica 96, 1 39 

Tate, Stephanie 27, 90, 1 28 

Tatum, Darrisaw 56, 57. 1 1 1. 114 

Taveras, Kiara 139 

Taylor, Anthony 44, 47, 1 39 

Taylor, Carolyn 200 

Taylor, Madison 8. 52, 142, 151 

Taylor, Paige 54, 151 

Taylor, Samuel Dajon 61, 204 

TeTan, Robert 38, 39, 128 

Tedder. Robert 37. 114. 198. 199 

Teifer. Paul 80. 1 39 

Tejeda-Maldonado, Heydi 1 28, 203 

Teklu, Robel 151.200 

Templeton. Madeline 128. 168, 173, 197, 203 

Terceros, Alcides 151 

Terpstra, Clare 30, 66. 86. 139. 197 


Umana David 1 15 

Underriner, Scott 33 

Undiandeye. Emmanuel 139 

Unurkhan, Yerkanat 152 

Uribe-Reyes, Enzo 152 

Urrutia-Gomero, Berenice 139 

Usanase, Martina 37, 152 

Uzel, Camille 66, 78, 79, 152 

Uzel, Mallory 70, 128, 170, 176, 198, 203 


Vaanjilnorov, Javkhlantuya 13, 52, 80, 81, 

139. 141 

Valdez, Ilka 115 

Valentine, Kirsten 1 28 

Valenzuela, Marie 158 

Vallejos, Karen 152, 192. 202 

Van Grack, Tessa 28, 1 39 

Vandish, Katarina 152 

VanWagner, Claire 28, 115, 196, 199 

Vargas, Kevin 152 

Vasquez, Jose 68, 1 52 

Vasquez, Karen 139 

Vasquez, Michael 152 

Veizaga, Daniel 88, 89, 128, 196, 197, 202 

Velasquez, Diana 128 

Velasquez. Elber 88. 89. 129 
Velez. Wilfredo 152 
Velis-Moreno, Katie 10, 40, 41 
Veney, Micayla 152 
Vernia, Peter 54, 139, 175 
Verville, Jackson 1 29 
Vick, Kelsie6, 129,201 
Vidal-Vasquez, Rodrigo 152 
Villacorta-Santos. Celso 129 
Villalobos, Ana 115, 201,221 
Villanueva, Bernadette 158 
Villarroel-Orel, Mauricio 1 15 
Villarroel-Orellana, Mauricio 44 
Villarroel-Vargas, Cynthia 1 29, 203 
Villeda, Karen 108, 116, 197 
Vinson. Grace 95. 1 29, 1 72 
Viricochea, Jessica 52, 139, 141 
Vitale, Charles 76, 77. 139. 180. 197 
Vogel. Peter 196 
Vu. Jimmy 152 
Vu. Minh 129. 198 
Vu. Paul 1 29 

Woodson, Jazmin 58, 59, 72, 73, 1 39 
Woody, Dylan 14. 129 
Woolley. Elizabeth 36, 1 39, 203 
Worden, Hudson 54, 152. 199 
Wortham. Keaira 139 
Wright. James 162. 163 
Wroblewski. Caleb 70, 140 
Wubante. Selam 116 



Wagner, Paul 129 

Wagner, William 46, 152 

Wagstaff, Brandon 80, 81, 139 

Walker. Emily 8. 70. 152. 188. 189 

Wall. Ben 46 

Wall. Qashab 152 

Wallace. Erin Lindsey 1 16. 192, 200, 201, 220. 


Waller, Lakiesha 1 16 

Waller, Shante 62. 1 29 

Walsh. Sarah Chase 49 

Waltengus, Naomi 152, 202 

Wanda, James 186. 198, 202 

Wang, Shengyuan 139 

Wang, Shixiong 1 29, 200 

Wantrobski, Emaline 39, 152 

Warburg, Dylan 44, 45, 139 

Ward, Bridget 116,203 

Warren. Elizabeth 1 52 

Warren. William 54. 129. 171 

Washington. John 1 29. 203 

Watson, Daniel 70, 116, 198 

Watson, Emily 49, 152 

Watson, Je'Vonne 46, 152, 195 

Watson, Michael 20, 68, 92. 116. 198 

Webster. Andrew 116. 1 75 

Weiner, Daniel 54. 1 39, 1 97 

Weiner, Ricia 158 

Welter. Theressa 25. 187, 195, 202 

Weltz, Olivia 8, 152 

Wettewa, Sanprabha 139 

Whelan, Benjamin 17. 129 

Whelan, Jessica 1 52, 1 53 

Whelan. Timothy 1 29 

Whitlow, Renee 1 29, 1 87, 1 95, 1 98. 202 

Whitmore. Abigail 80, 139, 192 

Wiesner, Corinne 199. 202 

Wilcox, Courtney 1 29 

William, Warren 203 

Williams, Gail 9, 152 

Williams, Gracie 158 

Williams. Jamal 129 

Williams, Jamala 139 

Williams, Jessica 1 1 6 

Williams, Reginald 129 

Willingham, Ricky 139 

Willis, Anthony 152 

Willis, Justin 1 58 

Willis, Zoe 30, 1 29 

Wilson, Adje 158 

Wilson, Matthew 139 ■ 

Wimmer, Rachel 152. 190 

Windheim, Joseph 152 

Winker. Aliya 52. 53. 139 

Wirtz, Kathryn 152. 190 

Wishner, Rachel 70 

Witcher, Tyesha 1 16 

Woldegiorgis. Daniel 152 

Woldemichael, Tehetina 166 

Wolfarth, Emma 84. 129. 196. 197. 200 

Wolford, Molly 48. 84. 1 29 

Woodruff. Leah 62, 63, 78, 129. 192. 193 

Yabeta-Salamanca. Sergio 86. 152, 203 

Yancey, Zachary 82. 140 

Yang. Cuong 174 

Yang. Goldy 120. 129, 197 

Yassin, Mohamed 129 

Yates. Wanlace 1 83 

Yatt. Benjamin 46. 140 

Yauger. Laura 46. 1 52. 1 53 

Yin. Phoumrin 1 29. 1 95 

Young. Nathan 44. 86. 1 40 

Yudken. Gabriel 54. 55. 140 

Yuhas. Michael 80, 140 

Zahn, Lauren 52, 80, 152 
Zavala, Jose 1 40 
Zeballos-Perez, Julliefre 30, 116 
Zekan. Jade 95. 140 
Zelaya Denise 129 
Zepeda. Cindy 129 
Zevallos, Nicolas 129 
Zewede. Felege 129 
Zewede. Julia 140 
Zielinski, Ryan 64. 140 
Zimmerman. Jennifer 1 58, 1 59 
Zirari, Imane 140, 141. 195 
Zurita, Juan 152 

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rate hits 7.2 percent in December and is rising 
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(A) Detroit's struggling "Big Three" automakers, 
General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, request 
and are eventually offered a bailout package 
of just over $17 billion in December. 

Many retailers are forced to file for 
bankruptcy or go out of business after 
being unable to rebound from the harsh 
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around the Middle East. Israel mounts 
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the United States continues to oppose 
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in Iraq, and in August, Russia attacks 
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build 150 green-sensitive 
new homes in the New 
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which was destroyed by 
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to volunteer their time on the 2009 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Day of Service, January 19, 
and to continue throughout the year. More 
than 12,000 service projects take place 
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backwards, monopolize Academy Award 
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Rapper Lil' Wayne takes home four 
Grammies, including Rap Album 
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her fifth No.1 album, Circus. She 

becomes the only act in Nielsen 

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R&B singer/songwriter 
Ne-Yo brings out his 
third album, Year of the 
Gentleman, which debuts 
on the Billboard 200 at 
No. 2. The album gamers 
six Grammy nominations. 



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